U.S. Fed monetary policy and its' impact on your investments

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The recent market volatility we’ve been experiencing over the past several weeks has led me to write this. We have had more than the usual number of calls and questions and we felt this might be helpful.

U.S. monetary policy related to the tapering of stimulus to the economy has been getting much media attention. It has resulted in more than usual market volatility and has led to an increase of approximately 1.0% in the U.S. 10 year Treasury and ...

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The Value of Financial Advice

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From the 2012 Directors’ Report to Shareholders, Power Corporation of Canada

Most people who invest know and appreciate the benefits of working with a financial advisor. In repeated surveys since 2006, the Investment Funds Institute of Canada has found approximately 85 per cent of mutual fund investors prefer to invest through an advisor, and rate highly their advisor’s support.

Research shows that Canadians who rely on advice to guide their financial decisions are wealthier, more confident and better prepared for the financial ...

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International Women’s Day: March 8, 2012 – Financial Empowerment of Women

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Some Compelling Statistics:
* 9 out of 10 women will be responsible for their own finances – they will never marry, will marry & divorce, or their spouse will predecease them. (Deborah Owens – A Purse of Your Own)
* 70% of new businesses are started by women & 85% of all brand purchases are made by women. (MsCareerGirl.com )
* The average age a woman is widowed is 56. ...

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