Today, we wanted to talk about ETFs, or Exchange-Traded Funds. WealthBar invests exclusively in ETF’s. We had a chat with our portfolio manager, Neville Joanes about how ETF’s work and why they are so popular. Neville, in layman’s terms, what is an ETF? As you might know,… Read more
Each month I bring you a roundup of all the most important market news that impacts your investments in my Market Updates. Looking back on all the news from 2016, it’s plain to see that the biggest events that shaped the market were a major… Read more
On Christmas Eve, Santa goes through hell and high water to deliver gifts to the children of the world and then heads back to the North Pole to prepare for the next year. What the kids don’t know is that Santa often brings the magic… Read more
We kicked off the month with a lot of market uncertainty. This was quickly turned around as Donald Trump won the US election and OPEC agreed to cut oil production. Equity markets rose (S&P500 +3.7%, S&P/TSX Composite 2.2% & Nikkei +5.1%) and volatility subsided (VIX… Read more
While researching how Canadians save for Financial Literacy Month, I came across a mythical year that all statistics reference: 1982. It was the year Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, Canada gained constitutional independence from the Queen of England, Adobe Systems was born–bringing Photoshop to the… Read more
Nobody wants to be on a budget, but the reality is we have a finite amount of resources–a.k.a. money–and infinite ways to use it. Budgeting is a way to keep your daily expenditures in check, so when you come to a financial bridge you’d like… Read more
October was a month of increased market volatility stemming from the run-up to the U.S. election, Russia and OPEC, China and Brexit. Oil Oil prices saw large swings this month. Earlier in the month the prices spiked when Russia’s president Vladimir Putin proclaimed support… Read more
On a lunch break I wander into a clothing store to browse–not buy. I spot a sweet sweater with a price tag of $130. The sweater is well over the shopping budget I’ve allocated myself for this month, but I sneak into the change room… Read more
“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick. This quote makes me cringe. If you were to look at where I spend my money, you’d think… Read more
Christoffer Johansen is rarely seen without a coffee cup in hand. He is Danish, so he drinks his coffee like the Danes do–black. His coffee–often from Starbucks–cup goes where he does. Christoffer is the coffee cup. The coffee cup is Christoffer. But Christoffer’s coffee… Read more
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