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As the CERB winds down, a new program has been proposed to take its place. The Canada Recovery Benefit aims to be effective for 1 year, as of September 27, 2020 and will provide up to $500 per week for 26 weeks to workers not eligible for EI – mainly gig economy & self-employed individuals…. Read More

Yesterday, her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament and outline the government’s agenda (full sentence taken from Throne speeches do not generally involve exact plans and figures.  Yesterday’s speech covered the following high-level themes: -The Wage… Read More

Market Volatility Update

September 24, 2020
Anthony & Frank's Update
Anthony Sabti

The S&P 500 has pulled back almost 10% since the start of the month and we are providing commentary below from Myles Zyblock, Chief Investment Strategist with Dynamic funds.  For anyone following our updates this year, this pullback should not come as a surprise in the context of the robust recovery we have seen since… Read More

Many of our investment partners release economic and market commentary, and the purpose of this article is to summarize the key opportunities and risks these companies are seeing as we near the final quarter of 2020. The first quarter of 2020 was a period of unprecedented volatility as COVID-19 took hold and lockdowns caused global… Read More

We hope you all had a safe and pleasant summer. The most common question I have received this year, one that I have asked myself many times, is “how can markets be up amidst the pandemic and economic backdrop?”. On May 29th, we wrote a blog titled “Markets vs. Economy, why markets are only 10-15%… Read More