2024 - First quarter

March 31, 2024 | Joshua Brown

Now coming up to almost a year, dropping the final level of inflation from 3% to the targeted 2% seems to drag on like our long hike in the dark. As the battle against inflation rages on, mortgage and debt holders are feeling the pain. 80% of mortgages that were outstanding two years ago are renewing this year at two to three times their current rates.

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2023 - Fourth quarter

December 31, 2023 | Joshua Brown

Justin had to leave the airport, get his passport stamped by immigration, come back through customs, and then run halfway across the terminal to our gate where our plane will hopefully still be waiting. It was like an episode of Amazing Race. He either completes it in time or it's Hasta La Vista Justin. 

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2023 - Third quarter

September 30, 2023 | Joshua Brown

Friends of ours were heading out of town for the weekend and needed help with their little ball of energy, cute, six-month-old puppy, Cheesy. I had not taken care of a dog before and thought it would be a fun and an interesting experience. How hard could it be?

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2023 - Second quarter

June 30, 2023 | Joshua Brown

I woke up and I am falling…floating high amongst the clouds and looking down at a river flowing peacefully through the sloping hills of the canyon below. Am I am dreaming? I hear a voice calling my name, ‘Joshua...Joshua’ and I realize I am being shaken back and forth like a bobble head and suddenly remember where I am…in a plane…hanging upside down.

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2023 - First quarter

March 31, 2023 | Joshua Brown

While most kids were dreaming about being whisked away by prince charming, travelling through space, or walking with the dinosaurs, I was busy worrying about my financial future, kind of like Alex P. Keaton (played by Michael J Fox) from the classic sitcom Family Ties.

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2022 - Fourth quarter

December 31, 2022 | Joshua Brown

The economy was hit with a hurricane in 2022. Interest rates rose at the fastest pace in 50 years

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2022 - Third quarter

Sep 30, 2022 | Joshua Brown

The FED has pivoted this year from zero interest rates to the fastest pace of interest rate hikes in 50 years.

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2022 - Second quarter

June 30, 2022 | Joshua Brown

Half of the NASDAQ Index consists of technology stocks that reached extreme valuations last year. The average stock in the NASDAQ Index has fallen 50%.

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2022 - First quarter

March 31, 2022 | Joshua Brown

On January 1st 2021, the 5 Year Government of Canada bond rate was 0.4%. Less than a year and half later on March 31st , 2022 it was 2.49%, an increase of over 500%.

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2021 - Fourth quarter

December 31, 2021 | Joshua Brown

Canada has borrowed more money under our current Prime Minister than all previous Prime Ministers of this country in the last 154 years… combined.

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2021 - Third quarter

Sept 30, 2021 | Joshua Brown

25% of all money in the United States did not exist a year ago

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2021 - Second quarter

June 30, 2021 | Joshua Brown

Over the past 100 years, there have been 5 periods of time when investors made no money over a decade in a traditional balanced portfolio of 40% bonds, 60% stocks.1

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2021 - First quarter

April 30, 2021 | Joshua Brown

I became a millionaire at age 23. It was a lot easier than I thought.

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