SPOTLIGHT: RRSP Last Minute Report
of RRSP Pie is More Crucial Than Its Filling
The asset allocation model is much more important to the success of a
client's registered retirement savings plan than the actual funds, stocks,
bonds, guaranteed investment certificates and sundry other investments. Rob
Fitting Retirement Goals To Client RRSPs
Firms Encounter Cautious Customers
Canadians are socking more money into Canadian stock funds than they've taken
out for the first time in nearly two years, and generally feeling
optimistic, industry insiders say. Still, after a three-year bear market and
some abysmal performance from some mutual funds, investors are more cautious. Read Carolyn Leitch's report.
Parenting From Beyond The Grave - Part 2
Trusts Can Encourage Productivity In Children
A productivity trust can make children feel they are in control, but still
control distributions of funds to ensure your purposes are met. Tim
Cestnick continues to explain how to ensure that your heirs do the right thing
after you're gone.
Part 1 - Use Incentive Trusts to Reward, Not
INDUSTRY NEWS: Marriages...
Trouble With Funds
Marriages in Fund Industry Continue
Industry leader Investors Group Inc. has agreed to pay up to $106-million
for a controlling stake in IPC Financial Network Inc. John Heinzl looks at
Assured: OSC Fund industry Investigation Will Find Abusers
They probably don't know it yet, but a few Canadian mutual funds may
have started down the road to ruin this week. The Ontario Securities
Commission has asked about 30 companies for detailed explanation of large
after-the-bell fund purchases or sales. Read Andrew Willis' report.
Numbers Add Up To Trouble
Statistics can tell us a lot about the relative health of an industry. The
Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has identified some serious
underlying problems. Gordon Pape explains.
ECONOMIC INSIGHT: Smart Money
Canada Set To Spend Again
Corporate Canada is set to ramp up capital investment after a two-year slump,
suggesting that businesses are exploiting the strong dollar so they can boost
imports of cheaper equipment and become more competitive. Bruce Little,
Wendy Stueck and Kevin Cox explain.
Some Stocks Can Reap Benefits Of Low Rates
Economist Jeffery Rubin, who happens to own bank shares, explains how
tumbling interest rates give a boost to lending institutions, utilities and
telecom service providers. Read Jeff's report.