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What does Trump’s election win mean for Canadian investors?

This morning, headlines are intently focused on Donald Trump’s win and many are wondering what impact, if any, the results may have on markets and investors. Regardless of the election result, history indicates that markets are resilient in the face of any one event. Markets are now adjusting to this surprise and it looks likeRead More…

 

INVESTING SUCCESSFULLY IN THE BRAVE NEW “LOW-GROWTH” WORLD

By: Sam Sivarajan J.D., MBA, CFP (UK), Managing Director, Head of Manulife Private Wealth Since the 2008 Credit Crisis, investors have endured a low-yield, low-growth environment.  This Brave New World, unfortunately, is here to stay.  In a recent discussion, David Dodge, the former Governor of the Bank of Canada delivered a sobering message that “lowRead More…

 

Critical Illness Insurance Can Be a Financial Life Saver

It was a world-famous heart surgeon, Dr. Marius Barnard, who created critical illness insurance, as he saw how the financial stress that accompanied cancer, heart attack and stroke was killing his patients. Critical illness insurance can cover cancer, heart attack, stroke, coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic surgery, and up to 20 additional conditions depending onRead More…

 

A Personal Defined-Benefit Pension Plan

Retirement income protection: The Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit When you choose a “Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit” (GLWB) option with a Segregated Fund, your retirement income is guaranteed for life and will never decrease, even in market downturns. Better still, this guarantee also offers you the possibility of increasing your income. Why choose a GLWB? GuaranteedRead More…

 

Build a rock solid pension with no stock market exposure: Start with $25,000

Consider this fixed income investment that provides a guaranteed retirement income for life without having to live with the risk and volatile returns of the stock market.    Retirement today Most Canadians have saved some money in RRSPs and TFSAs but do not have a clear idea whether their savings are sufficient, or how muchRead More…

 

14 powerful financial calculators

These easy-to-use calculators will help you with retirement planning, investing and saving, mortgages and loans, and personal finance. You’ll find  tools that will instantly help you answer questions and make decisions: Retirement Planning RRSP Calculator Calculate how much you will need to save between now and the day you retire. RRSP Illustrator Get a personalizedRead More…