2020 in Review: A Tale of Two Pandemics by Shawn Eliovitz

2020 In Review: A Tale of Two Pandemics

Dec 18, 2020 |Shawn Eliovitz

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." This opening sentence of Charles Dickens' novel “A Tale of Two Cities” offers perspective on the different economic impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had in the last three quarters of 2020.

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2020 Year End Tax Planning

Nov 26, 2020 |Shawn Eliovitz

As year-end approaches, taking some time to review your financial affairs may yield significant tax savings. To ensure that you leave no stone unturned, here’s a summary of some common year-end tax planning strategies.

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Summer Update on the Economy and Markets

Summer Update on the Economy and Markets

Jul 08, 2020 |Shawn Eliovitz

With Summer now in full swing, and as the Coronavirus continues to be on our minds, there is a lot to reflect on. Some parts of the world continue to see generally stable or lower numbers while elsewhere, the story remains much more challenging.

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We're (Still) All In This Together - An Update on the Impact of Coronavirus

May 04, 2020 |Shawn Eliovitz

With April in the rear view mirror, let’s reflect on how markets recovered so sharply. Most importantly, we remind investors to not let emotions get in the way after such a rebound. Staying disciplined is just as important on the way up as down.

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2019 Year in Review and Outlook for 2020

Dec 19, 2019 |Shawn Eliovitz

Many of the risks that were a major concern at the end of 2018 diminished throughout 2019, so markets for most classes of investments had a better than average year, even as economic growth slowed. But what about 2020?

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Home ownership: kind of like investing in stocks, except...

Home ownership: kind of like investing in the stock market, except…

Apr 10, 2019 |Shawn Eliovitz

I once heard a great analogy that illustrates how stock markets and the real estate market are quite similar, with one key difference. It explains why investing in stocks can make some investors so much more nervous than the idea of owning a home.

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2019 Federal Budget Key Tax Measures

2019 Federal Budget: Key Tax Measures

Mar 20, 2019 |Shawn Eliovitz

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 vehicle

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2018 Year in Review

Jan 30, 2019 |Shawn Eliovitz

When it comes to investment markets, 2018 was a year that most would like to forget. Most investors are seeing returns that were lower than average and maybe even negative for 2018. I would like to explain why markets behaved as they did in 2018.

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2017 in Review

Five Ways that 2017 Left its Mark

Dec 18, 2017 |RBC Wealth Management

As we head into 2018 RBC Wealth Management thought it would be helpful to reflect on five of the trends from 2017 that will have a bearing on the economic outlook for 2018 and beyond.

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Shawn Eliovitz RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities Tax Planning

2017 Year-End Tax Planning

Oct 27, 2017 |Shawn Eliovitz

As year-end approaches, taking some time to review your financial affairs may yield significant tax savings. To ensure that you leave no stone unturned, we have summarized some common year-end tax planning strategies to reduce your 2017 tax bill.

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