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According to Statistics Canada, more than one in four Canadians in a couple is in a second or subsequent marriage or common-law relationship. For most people getting together as a new couple, financial life will change. Here’s a look at several financial and wealth planning matters that may be different the second time around. Yours,…

Investment insight You’ve worked hard over the years to make sure your loved ones will be comfortable—both now and after you’re gone. However, your nest egg can disappear very quickly when it’s passed on to your beneficiaries. This “sudden wealth” approach to transferring hard-earned savings is a real concern for many people. For those who…

The year to date has been a rough ride for investors. Markets are down, conflict has erupted, and Canada and the U.S. have entered a rising interest-rate environment. However, Jean-Francois Giroux, portfolio manager, Manulife Smart Short-Term Bond ETF (TERM), believes there is a glimmer of light in fixed income, with corporate bonds starting to provide some attractive…

“If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.” – George Soros Regardless of the causes of recessions and their nuances, high-quality dividend payers and growers perform well prior to, during, and after a recession. Where it’s impossible to “time the recession,” an asset allocation that…

A hawkish BoC should have Canadian homeowners on watch as interest-rate rises will likely eat into their purchasing power. We also break down why green energy stocks are underperforming this year and why stagflation is such a scary word. Hawkish BoC may mean pain for Canadian homeowners (and consumers) The Bank of Canada (BoC) is…

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