Canada Becomes First to Lose AAA Status at Fitch on Virus Woes

Jun 29, 2020 |Mark Porretta
We have already begun to see the effects that Covid-19 has had on the global economy and Canada specifically. The government of Canada has done everything in their power to backstop the country in order to make this global pandemic as smooth as possible...
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Audio commentary: Coronavirus developments and market impact

Mar 19, 2020 |Jim Allworth

RBC Wealth Management’s latest thoughts on the unfolding coronavirus outbreak and the investment implications.

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Low and Negative Global Rates!

Nov 21, 2019 |Mark Porretta
I recently came across a great discussion piece about structural change in the global interest rate market. The change is lower and negative interest rates globally. I think this is something that everyone needs to think about in greater detail. I believe...
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Is your insurance covering enough?

Sep 06, 2019 |Mark Porretta
While home and auto insurance are staples for most people, many tend to forget about liability insurance, and, specifically, a personal liability umbrella policy. Due to the accessibility of information now, there is more risk than ever before for high...
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Mid engine C8 is here - Now this is just awesome!

Jul 26, 2019 |Mark Porretta
For as long as I can remember, I have always been a car guy. As I have aged, my love for cars has only increased. I came across this article a few days ago and, due to my love for cars and Corvettes especially, it got me excited for 2020 and the release...
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Why Work Doesn't Happen at Work

Jun 11, 2019 |Mark Porretta
My associate recently showed me this video that discusses why work doesn't happen at work. In this Ted Talk by Jason Fried, he discusses the issues that he finds of why people have trouble getting work done in the office. He touches on the fact that when...
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My longest relationship...the Toronto Maple Leafs

Apr 18, 2019 |Mark Porretta
For as long as I can remember, I have had this bizarre connection with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It all started when I was about 4 years old siting down with my Nonno and Dad on Saturday night glued to the tv watching Hockey Night In Canada. It's interesting...
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Ray Dalio Says Capitalism's Income Inequality Is National Emergency

Apr 12, 2019 |Mark Porretta
Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and one of the worlds largest hedge funds, has declared a national emergency. However, he is not talking about a trade war or securing the southern border but rather the idea of losing the American dream. Dalio...
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2019 Federal Budget

Mar 22, 2019 |Mark Porretta
The Liberal government tabled its pre-election budget on March 19, 2019. The budget announced spending initiatives with a special focus on housing, skills for a changing job market, targeted measures for seniors, new support for zero-emission vehicles...
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