Canada's Two Biggest Pension Funds Announce '02
MARKET TRENDS UPDATE:
TSX Changes and The State of Rates
No More: S&P/TSX Could Cut 7 Stocks From
And then there were 227 -- that's the
number of companies remaining on Canada's
equities-benchmark index. S&P's revamped
criteria for inclusion will probably mean more
companies will get dropped -- here's the
lowdown on which names could be slated to be
Time To Wake Up From Borrower's Fantasy Land
"The glory days for borrowing are
officially over", says Rob Carrick. What
will climbing interest rates mean for your
clients? Now's the moment for them to
re-evaluate mortgage options, and consider what
rate hops will mean for investments too.
Stock Yields Lauded by Merrill
Seeking safe haven in the current low-
interest-rate environment? Merrill Lynch Canada
Inc.'s chief market strategist states that
yields of Canada's big-bank stocks "have
never been more attractive." While the
revenue outlook isn't spectacular, dividends
create appeal. Where does the potential lie?
PROFILES: Ideas for Your Practice
Relies on Common Sense
The investor profiled here is a Vancouver
salesman who says he learned to be frugal from
his mother; now he meets once per quarter with
an advisor, "armed with questions".
You may recognize some of your
"type-A" clients in this aggressive
saver and goal-setter.
Same-Sex Couple Hope For A Sunny Retirement
Andrew Allentuck profiles a same-sex couple who
are concered about retirement. A financial advisor
checks out their plan, and discovers their
problems are less a matter of investments than
of the laws that apply to same-sex couples.
Read on for the details on legalities that may
apply to some of your clients.