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Will the US election impact your investments?
While we expect the US election, like other geo-political events, to spur market volatility, a knee-jerk reaction to short-term market swings will not generally help your portfolio. In fact some of the most powerful drivers of performance are: the business cycle, interest rates, corporate earnings, and your personal financial plan. What does history teach about how the stock market behaved under different political regimes since 1960? Find out here
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Working with an advisor allows Canadians to be more confident about their financial futures and usually results in higher savings rates. Take a loook at the value of advice and how advisors get paid here.
GIC's and Deposit Insurance
We survey rates for Guaranteed Interest Certificates (GIC's) daily at over 20 financial institutions and secure a rate that is better than most banks/credit unions. You receive the convenience of having GIC's from several financial institutions in one nominee account at Manulife Securities Incorporated, and all of them are covered by Canada Deposit Insurance Corp.
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How we are paid
Yes, we are paid for what we do. As a Certified Financial Planner and Investment Advisor for Manulife Securities Incorporated, and Life Insurance Advisor for Manulife Securities Insurance Inc., I do continuing education and continuous client service to ensure your portfolio is suitable and that you are on track to meet your goals. Generally my clients compensate me by paying a percent on the assets I administer for them. For Mutual Funds, this fee can be visible or embedded in the Management Expense Ratio (MER), which often runs between 1.9% and 2.6% of the assets. We are always looking for ways to minimize the fees you pay, and to maximize the value you receive, and are happy to discuss all of the alternatives with you. Click here for an infographic on the value you receive for your mutual fund fees.