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Notes From Shawn - Our mission

1 July, 2013

While my summer pursuits are not nearly as strenuous as Kieran’s, I, too, am enjoying the summer now that it has arrived. It is lovely, after the long rains of spring, to feel the sun on my face.  As I watch the flowers come into bloom and I spend time... Read More

Notes From Kieran - Gearing up for summer

1 July, 2013

As we all gear up for summer, I will be venturing out into some of the beautiful spots Vancouver Island has to offer and enjoy the unique challenges and peaceful tranquility that I find on a west coast backcountry experience. Strathcona is pretty much... Read More

Boom or Bubble? - A Current Outlook On Our Global Markets

1 July, 2013

2013 has been a good year for the stock markets, with Canada possibly being the exception. The three largest sectors in the Canadian stock market; financials, energy, and materials, have been huge drivers of a Canadian market that has outperformed many... Read More

Understanding What It Costs You To Own Mutual Funds

1 July, 2013

Filed Under: Retirement Planning

This section of our newsletter will likely be an ongoing one as we want all of our clients to be well informed when it comes to the costs associated with the investment products you own, and how we (your financial advisors) are compensated for the services... Read More

Are You Happy With The Services You Receive From The Johnson Practice?

1 July, 2013

Do you know someone that needs a second opinion?  The best compliment we can receive from any satisfied client is that of referrals. For some time now, we have limited the intake of new clients to allow us to focus our efforts on improving the level of... Read More

Diversification through managed products

1 July, 2013

Filed Under: Investment Services

“It is not whether you are right or wrong that is important, but how much money you make when you are right and how much you lose when you are wrong” - George Soros Many of you have noticed our use of managed (wrap) products in your portfolio. This diversified... Read More

TFSA vs. RRSP: Why not both?

1 July, 2013

Make no mistake, the TFSA is a gift from Canada Revenue. Often, the comparison is made between RRSPs and TFSAs with the objective of choosing one or the other; both registrations are tools used for purposes of tax efficiency. A TFSA takes after-tax money... Read More

Socially Responsible Investments

1 July, 2013

Filed Under: Investment Services

Ever wished that you could practice your ethics when it came to your investing your money?  With the Ethical line of funds from NEI Investments, you can be assured that extensive environmental, social and governance analysis are used when selecting the... Read More