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Thoughts On ... Dancing on the Ceiling

January 29, 2023 - Karen Barasch

To quote one of the most iconic voices of the 1980s – “Oh what a feeling, when we’re dancing on the ceiling.” Now that we have implanted that ear worm in your heads, let’s segue to a ceiling of another sort – the Bank of Canada’s latest rate decision and the likelihood that the BoC has reached the ceiling.

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Thoughts On ... Miss America and Murder

January 20, 2023 - Karen Barasch

This week, we are going to spend a little time discussing the issue of correlation vs. causation. Before your eyes glaze over in a fog of – say what now? – we are going to endeavor to make this both brief and hopefully mildly entertaining.

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Thoughts On ... Revisiting the Inflation Debate

January 13, 2023 - Karen Barasch

The main narrative of 2022 was that inflation had become deeply rooted and the only way to bring it down was for central bankers to aggressively raise interest rates. This led to an unprecedented rate hiking campaign by both the Bank of Canada and the U.S. Federal Reserve.

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Thoughts On ... The Rise of Income

December 16, 2022 - Karen Barasch

Only a year ago, income was hard to come by. Stocks were pretty much the only game in town when it came to generating an income stream of greater than 4% and even that posed a challenge when trying to build a diversified portfolio of securities.

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Loonie Outlook

December 10, 2022 - Karen Barasch

This week we will take a deeper dive into the Canadian dollar and discuss our thoughts on the outlook for 2023 and beyond.

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Peak Pain Point Passed

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

“Peak Pain”, which is ½ of our alliteration is the Point (3 of 4) at which economic indicators, while not necessarily ready to turn to the positive are no longer deteriorating.

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What does October have to say about Inflation

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

Inflation is on the top of mind these days, and the news has not been good. Perhaps the numbers in October are better than we expected.

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Midterm Madness: A primer on the 2022 U.S. Midterms

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

For this week’s missive, we thought we would step away from our usual fare and instead weigh in on the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.

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Inflation: It's all that matters

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

Today we examine the most recent CPI release and what it means.

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2022: Boldly Going Where No Year Has Gone Before

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

2022 is on a bold (and painful) course that has rarely, if ever, been travelled before.

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What were the best (and worst) years to be born?

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

We look at the best and worst years to be born from an investing perspective. Spoiler alert – 1943 was a gem.

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What happens when you die?

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

Understanding what taxes and fees that will be owed upon death can be an important step in proper planning. We discuss some of these steps.

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