August was a negative month for most global equity markets, with the exception of the US. The latest report on active managers showed the underperformance continues.
Question. My fiancé and I had been dating for years, and we’ve recently gotten engaged. Everything is great, and we’re planning our wedding for next summer. I’m wondering about a prenup – should I have one? Some of friends and family are encouraging me to get one, and others dismiss it as a bad idea. I haven’t discussed it with […]
June was a good month for North American stocks, while international markets struggled. Bonds and REITS performed well.
Question. My husband and I have been married for a few years, and things are generally going well. But I’ve noticed recently that he has another credit card and bank account that I didn’t know about. I was really upset when I found out, and now I’m wondering what else is he keeping secret from me? I haven’t spoken to […]
Question. I currently have a pre-authorized contribution (PAC) set up for my investment account, and contribute $500 on the 1st of each month. I’ve never had a problem with this in the past, but I’ve changed jobs recently, and it’s becoming a problem now. The problem is that I’m a commission-based real estate sales agent, and my income fluctuates considerably […]
Question. I’ve been working with the same employer for about 7 years, and I’m a member of the company pension plan. A few weeks ago I applied for a position at another firm, and was just recently offered the new job. It’s a significant increase in pay and seems like a great position, so I intend to move forward with […]
May was a good month for stocks, both in Canada and most international markets. Bonds also performed well. Meanwhile, at the other end of the risk spectrum, the first leveraged marijuana ETF has been launched.
Question. Hi, my wife and I have just had our second child – Our son is 4 years old, and our daughter is a newborn. One of the biggest priorities for us is that we give our kids some good skills for making financial decisions in life. We want to help our kids in every way possible, but we certainly […]