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Bank of Canada Issues Financial Warning

The Bank of Canada issues a warning about our financial health, writes Peter Watson. Several warning signs indicate the financial prosperity of people living in Ontario will decline. Canada needs to Improve productivity by increasing investments in machinery, equipment, and intellectual property. A senior Bank of Canada official said last week that we have reached … Bank of Canada Issues Financial Warning

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Investment Diversification Can be Misunderstood

Some investors misunderstand the importance of diversification, writes Peter Watson. The concept of having strong diversification with your investments can be misunderstood. Let’s consider the example of an investor who prides themselves on taking risks. That person is not afraid of risk and sometimes that characteristic can reflect the type of person they are. You … Investment Diversification Can be Misunderstood

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Financial Mistakes Should be Corrected

Correcting financial mistakes can help you achieve your financial objectives, writes Peter Watson. Everyone makes mistakes. That is normal, so consider that a characteristic of being human. Correcting mistakes does not always happen. We will consider this reality in the context of your personal financial planning. Long-term financial success can be achieved with a series … Financial Mistakes Should be Corrected

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How a Flock of Birds Can be Similar to a Group of Investors

The instant changing pattern of a flock of birds can resemble the behaviour of investors, writes Peter Watson. This column is going to call on mother nature to help us understand how investors can react when making investment decisions. Have you ever noticed a flock of birds suddenly change course and amazingly all the birds … How a Flock of Birds Can be Similar to a Group of Investors

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Women May Have Financial Planning Challenges in Later Life

Retirement planning for women should take several things into consideration, writes Peter Watson. Women’s finances can get difficult. If a woman is married or in a long-term relationship, often she is younger than her husband. Plus, a women’s life expectancy is longer than men’s. A woman could outlive her husband by 10 years. If the … Women May Have Financial Planning Challenges in Later Life

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Business Investment Decline is Bad for Workers

Business investment helps maintain good jobs, writes Peter Watson. Canadian companies are investing less per worker and that could have negative consequences. Recent information from StatsCan showed Canadian businesses investment per worker fell by 20 per cent over the 15-year period ending in 2021. Business has a delicate balancing act between the output of work … Business Investment Decline is Bad for Workers

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