This is not the way we expected to wrap up the first six months of the new decade. A year that opened with decent – albeit shaky – economic prospects faced an abrupt and unprecedented economic contraction resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In more recent months, expectations over re-opening and a V-shaped recovery set the stage for remarkable comebacks across most asset classes.
Looking for the most relevant market commentary and charts of June’s market movements? Echelon’s Market Monthly delves into June’s markets for you.
Canadian investors love dividends, perhaps even bordering on a slight obsession. How many investors in, or nearing, retirement plan on leaving the principal intact and just living off the dividends?
Some investors love gold all the time (often called gold bugs); some investors hate gold all the time, usually the result of losing money on the yellow metal. We are neither as our view changes over time; but over the past couple of years we have been, and remain, fans of gold exposure for investors.
Everyone likes the sound of something that is unique or even exotic. Would you rather own a fund that invests in equities or one that invests in equities with a call option writing overlay strategy to enhance the yield? Marketers know the second option sounds more appealing and rarely will they mention there is a trade-off as some market environments favour the first option.
Behavioural finance has gained a considerable amount of popularity over the past few years as it pertains to investing. Among other things, it highlights how humans appear to be hardwired to make certain systematic mistakes despite our best efforts.
Whether you are looking for an Investment Advisor, wealth management and financial planning partner, insurance products, cross-border investment counsel or investment banking advisory and finance solutions, Echelon Wealth Partners (Echelon) is well-suited to meet your needs as a full-service independent brokerage company.
Echelon Wealth Partners were proud to co-sponsor the Invesco Series Tennis Championship, part of the 2019 Invesco Series QQQ, held at the Mattamy Athletic centre in Toronto, Ontario on September 26, 2019.
You may have heard recently that a pair of sneakers sold for over $400,000 USD. The sneakers or as Canadians refer to them, running shoes, were an ultra-rare pair of “1972 Nike Moon Shoes.” One of only 12 hand-made pairs ever made by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman.
Echelon Wealth Partners’ Why Not Now? campaign has undertaken a unique challenge. The campaign is based on three years of research and discussions and encourages Canadian women to begin investing and to advocate for knowledge of, and participation in a stable financial future for themselves.