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November 30, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Year-end distributions

All you need to know about distributions, and the estimated year-end figures for our funds.

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November 3, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Savings Fund yield on the rise

Savers haven’t had much to cheer about over the last decade, with short-term interest rates at rock-bottom levels. Well, no longer. Rates have risen significantly this year, and the yield on our Savings Fund has followed suit.

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October 31, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Chris Stephenson recognized as one of Canada’s top financial advisors

We’re pleased to announce that Investor Specialist Chris Stephenson has been recognized as one of the country’s best financial advisors in the 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Wealth Advisors.

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October 26, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Stocks are down a lot, is it time to 'start the car'?

Is it time to back up the truck on stocks? I’d say no. But it’s a decent sale, nonetheless.

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October 24, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Income Fund Distribution Increased

While rising interest rates have hurt bond investors this year, there is a benefit: the increased cost of borrowing means higher interest payments to lenders. Bond portfolios are thus able to generate a higher income stream. In the case of our Income Fund, this has enabled us to increase its quarterly distribution.

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October 19, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Video: Covering your assets — Estate planning tips and insights

Subject experts Julia Chung and Lucy Main provide tips and insights on wills, executors, powers of attorney, family dynamics, and tax planning.

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September 27, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Covering Your Assets: Estate Planning Tips and Insights Webinar, October 12

You’ve worked hard to build your wealth. Which is why it’s crucial to have a sound estate plan. Join our upcoming webinar for practical planning tips and insights from two leading experts.

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September 21, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Co-investment update 2022

One of our key business tenets is co-investment, or investing alongside our clients. Here's what it means in real money.

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September 13, 2022

By Scott Ronalds


July 28, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Transfer Fee Reimbursement Program

Steadyhand will reimburse all transfer fees (up to $150 plus tax) for existing clients who move an account(s) to us worth $10,000 or more from another financial institution between August 1 and September 30, 2022.

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July 21, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Listen Up: Summer Podcast Recommendations

20 podcasts to add to your playlist this summer.

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June 23, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Who are Canada's most trusted financial brands?

The Globe and Mail’s personal finance columnist Rob Carrick posed a question to his readers this week: Who are Canada’s most trusted financial brands? We encourage you to complete the quick survey.

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June 17, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

When investing becomes a test of mettle

Investing has been a test of mettle lately. We look back at some words of advice from the spring of 2020 that are also hopefully helpful in these bumpy markets.

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June 16, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Elon Musk is Wrong (Video)

In one of his recent Twitter posts, Elon Musk claimed that “ESG is a scam”. Here's why his post reflects a poor understanding of what ESG is.

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June 8, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Dogfooding. It can do a company good

The term 'dogfooding' is starting to be used more frequently. It's slang for the use of one's own products or services. Here's why we're big believers in it.

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May 26, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Summer Reading

Summer is just around the corner. We've got your literature needs covered.

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May 18, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

A great company doesn't always make a great investment

Many fabulous companies have seen a downright crash in their stock this year, reinforcing the notion that no company is a great investment without consideration of its price.

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April 28, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Observations on the M&A front

Corporate mergers and acquisitions hit a record last year and the frenetic pace has continued this year, with Elon Musk's proposed takeover of Twitter the latest high-profile deal. We offer some observations on all the activity.

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April 8, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Bradley's Brief — Q1 2022

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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March 29, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Higher rates are here

Interest rates are on the rise and bond investors are feeling the impact firsthand. But bonds still serve a purpose in many portfolios and higher rates don’t mean you should head for the gates.

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March 21, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand tax documents: All you need to know

To assist with your tax filing, we review the tax documents you've received from us this year along with a brief explanation of their purpose.

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March 14, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Life after work: Planning for and living in retirement — Part II (Video)

In the second webinar in our two-part series on retirement, we spoke with two leading financial planners about some of the common questions they face and some costly mistakes that can be avoided. Here's a recording of the event.

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March 10, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Business is booming in the field of industrial automation equipment. We highlight two companies that Steadyhand investors own, Keyence and Fanuc.

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March 3, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Inflation and interest rates are on the rise. What it means for bond investors (Video)

Inflation is reaching multi-decade highs. Interest rates are on the rise. And central banks are reducing monetary stimulus. We speak with the manager of our Income Fund to shed some light on what it means for bond investors.

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March 2, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Q: Do your funds hold any Russian companies?

The current geopolitical crisis has some Steadyhand investors asking whether we have any Russian investments in our funds. The answer is no. We elaborate.

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