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.

October 15, 2018

RESULTS at a glance

U.S. stocks continue to recover from their tumble in February while Canadian markets remain flat year-to-date. This divergence reflects in the CAD/USD exchange rate, which is down 2.5% year-to-date. Long-term bond yields continue to climb in both countries, and while oil has seen a strong rebound, gold has fallen further […]
September 24, 2018

Are the Markets Expensive?

“Buy low, sell high” may be the most renowned catchphrase in all of finance, and rightfully so. It’s a beautiful summation of a sound investment strategy, an adage to help maintain discipline through tough times and exceptional times alike. Even those with little to no investment experience are likely familiar […]
August 13, 2018

Attention to Detail – August 2018

High Quality Vs Low Price (The Safal Niveshak Post) Value investing is often generalized as an approach whereby investors look for “bargain” stock prices, sifting through low price-to-earnings companies to find buy ideas; however, true value investors understand that a low price is no substitute for a quality business. This […]
July 23, 2018

RESULTS at a glance

Stocks have regained some of their lost ground since the correction in February, with Canada and the U.S. seeing low, but positive, market returns year-to-date. Yields were up in both countries thanks to rate hikes, and oil continued its upward momentum. Deteriorating trade relations have, however, led to a weaker […]
June 19, 2018

Tariffs and Trade War – What They Mean for Us

Threat of a “trade war” has made the headlines lately. It started with President Trump’s tariffs on China, aimed at pressuring that country to allow more American investment and discourage further abuses of intellectual property. Now it’s hit us. Steel and aluminum tariffs, from which Canada was initially exempt, are […]
May 17, 2018

Enterprising Investor – Keep It Simple: 11 Rules for Equity Valuations

Enterprising Investor – Keep It Simple: 11 Rules for Equity Valuations The job of investing can feel larger than life at times. Every day, new companies, rules, and securities emerge adding layers of complexity to an already saturated system. Look no further than cryptocurrencies as an example of how financial […]
May 8, 2018

Derek Dedman among 2018 Forty Under 40 recipients!

WDS wishes to congratulate Derek, as well as every notable 2018 winner. You are all stand-outs as Ottawa’s next generation of leaders. Every great achievement is done slowly through a series of little steps. No one hands you a road map with directions, especially for a self-made person like Derek. His […]
April 6, 2018

RESULTS at a glance

It’s been a rough start to 2018. Stocks fell in the first quarter in Canada and the U.S., while both countries’ long-term bond yields increased. The Canadian dollar took a hit, falling 2.4% as NAFTA negotiations with Mexico and the U.S. continue. Oil prices saw strong appreciation. Gold ended the […]
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 […]