Posts by Brent Vandermeer

Holiday Reading and Investment Wisdom

Markets have become more turbulent again, not that we should be surprised. In fact, opportunities are now becoming more apparent and for that, we are excited as it will help us grow your portfolio. However, we also recognize that the larger ups and downs can be very emotionally difficult to endure. Trust can be tested. […]

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Don’t Look Now

Don't Look Now... but U.S. stocks are in a decided uptrend as a period of market anxieties appear to have faded—at least for the moment. There are a number of factors that investors say are underpinning the recent resurgence in risk-taking that’s lifted the market. Muted Inflation: Inflation was the culprit for roiling the market back [...]
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Some Thoughts on the Medicinal Marijuana Sector

"A growth opportunity, yes, but at what cost?" These days it seems that many clients are interested to invest in the stories of cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc), artificial intelligence, automation/robotics and cannabis. They are exciting and I can certainly see the growth to come and how many of these will be catalysts of change in [...]
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How the Economic Machine Works

How the Economic Machine Works, According to Ray Dalio This excellent video crossed my desk recently. It’s produced by legendary US investor Ray Dalio who is giving back to society by teaching economic principles.  I really encourage you to take 30 minutes to watch this. It’s well worth the time. Here is a quick summary: [...]
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Tax Slips and Supporting Documents You May Receive

How you receive tax slips will be a little different this year. Due to the ownership change of HollisWealth midway through 2017, you will be receiving tax slips from both Scotia Capital Inc. (from Jan – Aug) and Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. (from Aug – Dec). This will be the only year this will happen. [...]
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