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How to successfully approach your new year’s resolution to invest

Now more than ever, investing has become top of mind for many, with new investors ready to jump in and start their investment journey in 2022. While investing can be a core component to growing your wealth, approaching it wisely will help you reach your goals and avoid costly mistakes and fraud. If your new year’s resolution is to start…
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Attack of the clones: Five steps to staying vigilant against fake websites and investment scams

In today’s ever-evolving online world, we have become used to the convenience and intuitive experiences available through the internet. While these technological improvements have been game-changers in our daily lives, scam artists are increasingly taking advantage of our comfort and compliancy online to target us with websites impersonating legitimately registered banks and brokerage firms. The act of “Cloning” or “Spoofing”…
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Client-focused reforms: Addressing material conflicts of interest in adviser-client relationships

Many Albertans work with a registered adviser to grow and maintain their wealth. To achieve the best results, clients must be open and transparent about their finances and goals and in turn, registered advisers must align investment portfolios and products to meet their client’s time horizons and risk tolerance. To further enhance investor protection, improve the foundation of adviser-client relationships…
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Sticking to your investing goals through the holidays

As the holidays approach, many Albertans are overwhelmed by the costs associated with the season. According to PwC’s Canadian Holiday Outlook, Canadians expect to spend on average $1,402 on the holidays, an increase of 29 per cent over last year. From gifts to large dinners, saving and investing can take a backseat to stressful credit card bills. To avoid this…
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How to conduct fundamental analysis and invest wisely

Relying on social media platforms, self-proclaimed investing gurus and online forums for investment recommendations can be disastrous. Whether you're assessing the potential of a company or analyzing your existing portfolio, fundamental analysis is the best barometer for gauging the true value of any investment. Learn the five key steps of conducting fundamental analysis and making informed investment decisions about companies…
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Kicking off the school year with RESPs

With the new school year kicking off and kids headed to classrooms, now is a great time to start thinking about how prepared you are for their future education. While it may seem far away, planning for your child or grandchild’s post-secondary education early on can pay off big over time. Costs for post-secondary education – universities, trade schools, colleges…