Insights into giving and inheriting wealth across generations

Within a generation, over $400 billion is expected to be passed down to inheritors in Canada. How are Canadian families preparing for one of the largest transfers of wealth in history? And will inheritors be ready?

“It’s up to the givers of wealth to proactively prepare the next generation to manage that wealth.”


Why not wait until things look better?

June 20, 2022 |Alan MacDonald
“Let’s hold off on putting any money into the markets for a bit and wait until things settle down.” I’m hearing these words from a lot of investors these days. Especially from people who have recently sold a business or property, had a bond or GIC come...
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Market volatility fatigue

May 17, 2022 |Alan MacDonald
The last two years have been tough for everyone. We’ve been through a once-in-a-100-year pandemic that seems to just keep coming up with new variants. Politics have become more bitter and divisive than ever, with conspiracy theories and fake news flourishing...
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The antidote to market volatility

April 21, 2022 |Alan MacDonald
It’s tough not to be a little worried these days. Between rising threats of inflation, new strains of COVID-19 on the horizon and the terrible events unfolding in Ukraine, we all have good reason to be concerned about where our world is headed, and what...
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Are we about to relive the dot-com era?

March 14, 2022 |Alan MacDonald
It’s said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. I’m old enough to have lived through more than a few major stock market setbacks in my time. I started my career just before the market-wide drop of 1987. In 1996, I saw bank stocks get...
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Market peaks shouldn't be scary

February 14, 2022 |Alan MacDonald
It’s hard to open a financial newspaper, check your social media feed or even listen to the news these days without hearing someone talking about how the markets have reached a new peak. You’d think that the markets reaching an all-time high would be...
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What do stocks, gold and Bitcoin have in common?

January 21, 2022 |Alan MacDonald
Stocks, gold and Bitcoin. At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be anything similar between these three incredibly different assets. Bitcoin doesn’t exist anywhere except on the Internet. Gold is a physical commodity. And stocks represent ownership shares...
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Managing your portfolio only gets tougher after you retire

December 15, 2021 |Alan MacDonald
For most of us, investing is all about saving money and building as much wealth as we can while we’re still working. But for many investors, the biggest decisions we’ll make in our financial lives come when we finally make the move from accumulating assets...
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Winning by not losing

November 29, 2021 |Alan MacDonald
It’s official: the SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) has landed. For those of you not familiar with SPACs, they’re the latest investing craze sweeping the global markets. And as with so many crazes, the closer you look at them, the less of a...
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How much should a young person save?

October 26, 2021 |Alan MacDonald
I had a great question from a young client the other day. While the question itself seems simple enough, the answer is far from easy. The client in question is a young professional in her late twenties who is embarking on an exciting career. We talked...
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The impact of innovation - on hips, and on the markets

September 27, 2021 |Alan MacDonald
Two weeks ago, I had both of my hips replaced. While this wasn’t the most fun way I could think of to spend a few beautiful summer days, it did teach me a couple things. First, I got to find out why so many seniors put tennis balls on the bottoms of their...
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