Small Talk- December 2021

December 14, 2021 | Brendon Boothman


From Our Team

December is considered to be the month of giving, for many Canadians this involves sharing gifts and giving to causes, helping to create a stronger more caring Canada.  According to Canada Helps over 1/3rd of donations are received in December, 10% just in the last 3 days of the year. 

Our team was able to help raise $3,000 to help the Battlefords Boys & Girls Club with their Christmas dinner program.  The special meal program helped to feed a 100 kids in the Battlefords in 2020, this year’s meal will be served Dec 15th and so far 200 kids & family members have registered. 

I’ve introduced this idea of giving to my children and every year in December they help to put together a gift package for a child or family in need.  In the past this has been organized through Battlefords Sexual Assault Centre or Battlefords Food & Resource Centre.  This year my kids are going to be doing the same and we’re starting to pass the decision making over to them and it’s really cool to see.  

From RBC Portfolio Advisory Group & RBC Wealth Management

Why are longer-term Treasury yields remaining below both current and expected future inflation?  Read more about the bond market conundrum here.  

Find out how certain strategies can help you reduce tax and incorporate charitable giving here.

Read more about the evolving forces driving the investment narrative and how investors can adapt here.   

RBC’s Investment Stance

Global Monthly Insight link


Just for Fun- Punny Christmas Jokes

What reindeer game do reindeer play at sleepovers?  Truth or deer.

What did Santa say when he stepped into a big puddle?  It must have reindeer.

What is Santa’s dogs name?  Santa Paws!

Where do Santa’s reindeer stop for coffee?  Star-bucks!

What’s every elf’s favorite type of music?  Wrap.

What’s the absolute best Christmas present?  A broken drum – you can’t beat it!

What do you call an obnoxious reindeer?  Rude-olph.

Who is never hungry at Christmas?  The turkey – he’s always stuffed!