Posts for 2020 • Archives

Why is the DOW Lagging the S&P 500 & NASDAQ?

The_Alpha_AdvisorJoin Ian David Clark, CIM - Portfolio Manager for a bi-weekly conversation about investment markets.

"Alpha" is a measure of the active return on your investment, in other words, the performance of that investment when compared with a suitable market index. An alpha of 1% means the investment's return on investment over a selected period of time was 1% better than the market during that same period. That's what we do - aim to add Alpha to your portfolio over the long term.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: Staycationing

AirstreamShould I Stay or Should I Go Now” was the 1982 hit track from the Clash, but it is the question we are asking ourselves during this pandemic. Now that we have been locked up with nowhere to go for several months and as we enter stage three of the reopening here in British Columbia, ‘staycation’ is the latest buzz word.

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How to Make your Finances Recession-Proof

How_To_Make_Your_Finances_Recession_ProofBy now we've all heard that Canada, and the globe, is projected to experience a recession this year. This is mainly due to COVID-19 and how this pandemic has halted many industries and economies.

This isn't the first time that we've experienced a recession and chances are — it won't be the last. So how can you recession-proof your money and protect it?

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COVID-19 Toolkit

COVID19_ToolkitOcean Wealth has partnered up with the Pretty Money Club to offer a free resource for anyone looking for information on the benefits that have been announced to assist those struggling due to the impact of COVID-19.

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Call to Action Regarding COVID-19

The Ocean Wealth team at PI Financial is carefully monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have been proactive in implementing an action plan to prioritize the health and well-being of our clients, our staff, and their families while ensuring business continuity during these challenging times.

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Coronavirus and Market Uncertainty

CoronavirusOver the last week, the financial markets have taken a significant downturn over the fears surrounding the Coronavirus. The S&P 500 had its worst weekly drop since the financial crisis in 2008, after setting all-time highs the previous week.1

Of course, investors are nervous about their money. If you are concerned with your portfolio, you’re not alone, however during times of market volatility, it’s important to stay objective and not emotional - and yes that is hard to do.

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