A lot has changed…

Technology has made the world smaller. Things move fast and things change even faster. The news, views, and concerns of the world make it to our screens in the matter of seconds. When it comes to wealth management and investing, it can be hard to keep perspective.

July 7, 2016

Bravo Derek!

WDS proudly announces that Derek Dedman has attained the highest level in the investment industry, portfolio manager. Portfolio manager is a position that a person must work his way up to over the course of a career. After all, portfolio managers are ultimately responsible for making the final investment decisions […]
June 30, 2016

The Yield Whisper – What is the Yield Telling You?

June 27, 2016

Don’t Run for the Brexit!

We aren’t. There are more than enough experts to tell us what will and won’t happen after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Many are the same voices—only days ago—who vehemently predicted a stay victory. Newspaper, radio and TV headlines speak of stock market declines around the globe; […]
April 28, 2016

Canadian Equities: More Gas in the Tank?

March 7, 2016

Test Your Retirement Literacy

March 1, 2016

Investments: Looking Beyond Our Border?

January 29, 2016

2015 RRIF Re-contribution Deadline & Tips

The 2015 Federal Budget changed the rules governing registered retirement income funds, or RRIFs, to allow seniors to preserve their tax-sheltered assets for longer. These changes apply to all types of RRIFs, including Life Income Funds (LIFs) and other locked-in retirement accounts. The government lowered the RRIF minimum withdrawal percentages […]
January 18, 2016

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

August 17, 2017

September 5, 2017 T+2: Ready, Get Set, Switch!

Years in the works, September 5, 2017 marks the target date for an important change in the securities marketplace.  On that day Canada and the U.S. intend to shorten their standard securities settlement cycle. The Canadian Capital Market Association is working to promote investor awareness and prepare Canada to switch. […]
July 10, 2017

The Yield Whisper Part II – Is the Dividend Sustainable?

In Part I (link) we explored the question “is a higher yield always better?” Not necessarily it turned out if it’s only the result of a declining stock price. Now let’s break down the dividend yield further by zooming in on the annual dividend payout. As a future investor you […]
June 12, 2017

Be Prepared: Know Your Appetite for Risk

“Emotions are the most important determinant of long-horizon wealth.” – C. Thomas Howard, PhD.   Is there truth to Dr. Howard’s unorthodox statement that you need to know about? When you invest, you make choices. One of the main trade-offs is the level of risk you are willing to bear […]
May 16, 2017

Attention to Details – May Edition

Each month we’ll lift the lid on what WDS does behind the scenes to invest well. It is attention to such details, over the course of time that allows you to accumulate wealth and attain financial security. GuruFocus – Why Cash Is King This article (link) explains the free cash […]