Earth love

Apr 26, 2019 |Dian Chaaban
What did you do for Earth Day on Monday? First celebrated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is a global movement to raise awareness of our negative impact on the environment. More than 193 countries now host events, all coordinated by the Earth Day Network...
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March Madness

Mar 15, 2019 |Dian Chaaban
March is an exciting time of year; a long anticipated March break vacation for some, an even longer anticipated break in the weather for all of us after this never-ending winter (with the first official day of Spring scheduled by Mother nature to be on...
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Rose are red, violets are blue, your stocks don’t love you.

Feb 15, 2019 |Dian Chaaban
For the longest time, Mark and I have celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 15th. Why? Well, because you can always get a dinner reservation, the chocolate & cards are 50% off and it’s harder to forget. Whether you like Valentine’s day or not, love was in...
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Two to Tango

Jan 25, 2019 |Dian Chaaban
In the media, Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) seem to be presented as an either/or choice, leading investors to favour one over the other. However, both account types offer distinct benefits that can help...
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Merry VIX-MAS

Dec 21, 2018 |Dian Chaaban
So, how was your 2018? If it was anything like the VIX volatility index, it started with a grumble and is ending with a bang. Rewind to January 2018, the CBOE Volatility Index was asleep like a bear, with China behaving, Saudi keeping a lid on oil production...
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Imagine 2025

Nov 16, 2018 |Dian Chaaban
I was fortunate enough to ring the TSX opening bell this morning in support of my awesome friend Jeff Musson who established ‘Coding for Veterans’, a program to teach computer programming skills along with advanced course work in the areas of cyber security...
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Schrödinger's cat

Nov 09, 2018 |Dian Chaaban
One thing the market hates more than bad news is uncertainty. While we’ve all known that rates are rising (for a while now, the Fed and BOC has been very clear), the various ‘grey areas’ the world is facing became a little bit more pronounced this past...
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Trick or Trade

Oct 19, 2018 |Dian Chaaban
Almost on queue for Halloween, a number of factors came to a head last week, spooking U.S. equities and other markets (and moderately into this week). While I’d argue that much of these factors were already priced in, our professional opinion and advice...
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Thanksgiving for USMCA

Oct 05, 2018 |Dian Chaaban
After more than a year of discussions (and yelling), negotiators from the U.S. and Canada worked through the weekend to arrive at an 11th hour agreement late Sunday evening for Canada to join Mexico in an updated NAFTA deal. The new name – the United...
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After the boomer times

Sep 28, 2018 |Dian Chaaban
One of the things I love most about my business is the relationships. It’s a beautiful thing when a client trusts you with their life savings and allows you the privilege to counsel them through so many of life’s exciting (yet also stressful and complex)...
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