Technical Analysis: Is it Still Voodoo?

Technical analysis is a popular method used by investors to predict future price movements of securities based on historical data. It involves the use of statistical trends gathered from trading activity such as price movement and volume. It can be compared to studying past weather...

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The Varieties of Decumulation Strategies

“Decumulation” (I don’t really like this word, but I suspect I lack sufficient influence to change things) is the spending down of assets that have been accumulated in preparation for retirement. It is the conversion of pension plans, RRSPs, TFSAs, and other financial assets into...

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Protecting Retirees Against Longevity Risk

Retirement marks a momentous transition, a time to reap the rewards of years of hard work and dedication. However, with increased life expectancy, retirees are faced with the challenge of longevity risk – the risk of outliving their financial resources. In this blog post, I...

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Dealing with Debt

It is no secret that a significant part of the Canadian population is finding it exceedingly difficult to make ends meet. Debt is extremely high per household, primarily as a consequence of large mortgages and more recently, high interest rates. While inflation is slowly diminishing,...

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