Market Insights: U.S. core inflation

Published by Steve Nielsen on Feb 28, 2015

We recently saw a comment from Societe Generale's global strategist Albert Edwards that we found intriguing.  He noted that the U.S. Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) is much closer to a deflationary level than most believe.  His argument is......

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Wealth Strategies: Formal trusts and estates - Legislative update

Published by Steve Nielsen on Feb 19, 2015

The 2014 Federal Budget passed important legislation with respect to testamentary trusts and their taxation. Specifically, all trusts with the exception of Graduated Rate Estates (GRE’s) and Qualified Disability Trusts will be subject to the top tax....

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Market Insights: U.S. consumer sentiment rising quickly

Published by Steve Nielsen on Feb 15, 2015

One of the indicators we pay close attention to is U.S. consumer confidence, as that is what drives consumer spending making up over two thirds of U.S. GDP.  It is also known to be a strong leading indicator.  One of the most followed confidence......

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