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Cutting Through the Noise


June 22, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

She moves in mysterious ways

The stock market moves in mysterious ways. Lately, just seven tech-related stocks have been propelling the U.S. index higher and opinions abound on whether this is healthy or not. We weigh in with our take on the current situation.

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June 19, 2023

By Salman Ahmed

A look at inflation over the past 60 years

A visual of how consumer prices have reacted to major financial events over the past 60 years.

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June 14, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Introducing the Steadyhand Retirement Withdrawal Program

We're excited to launch a new program designed to help retirees draw a steady income from their portfolio — a paycheque, in essence — without having to worry about selling their investments at the wrong time (i.e., when markets are down).

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June 5, 2023

By Salman Ahmed

Secret costs: What commission-free trading platforms don't want you to know

When it comes to online stock trading, the phrase 'zero commission' has become a buzzword in recent years. We walk through how it works and bring to light the hidden costs you should be aware of.

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June 1, 2023

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 $5,000 or more from another financial institution between July 1 and August 31, 2023.

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May 30, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Summer Reading

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

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May 29, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Don't trust anything you can’t prove and other lessons learned from an investing legend

It’s not often you get a chance to talk to someone who’s been involved in a profession for more than 70 years. But the Vancouver investment community has such a person — Michael Ryan. Behold some nuggets of wisdom from the veteran money manager.

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May 23, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

FHSA explained: New account type for Canadian first-time home buyers

All you need to know about the First Home Savings Account (FHSA), a new account type for prospective first-time home buyers.

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May 15, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Market changes in progress, gaining steam, and still to come

It’s a fascinating time to be analyzing businesses, the economy and the market. In his latest Financial Post article, Tom Bradley identifies a list of important trends that are going through profound change or just starting a transition.

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May 8, 2023

By Salman Ahmed

GICs vs. bond funds: Which one is the right investment for you?

In our latest video, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of GICs and bond funds to help you determine which might be a better fit for your investment goals and horizon.

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May 1, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Investors believe advisers know more than they do

Investors sometimes believe their advisers know more than they do. That’s a mistake, and it’s important, because it creates unrealistic expectations for an endeavour where realistic expectations are a must.

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April 27, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand Savings Fund: Fee Increase

A fee increase is never a popular decision for a firm that prides itself on being highly investor-centric. But in the case of our Savings Fund, it’s time. We explain.

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April 24, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Tax tips for the home stretch — and the long run

With the tax filing deadline fast approaching (Monday, May 1), we offer up some tips and strategies to keep more money in your pocket in the near term and over the long run.

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April 20, 2023

By Tom Bradley

The ultimate composable brand

A composable brand is one that different people use in different ways. Like Spotify or Starbucks. Everyone has their own playlist and unique coffee order. Steadyhand, too, is a composable company — perhaps the ultimate in our industry. Here's what we mean.

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April 17, 2023

By Tom Bradley

7 world headlines investors should pay attention to, and 1 to ignore

Election polls and Fed announcements are for day traders. Important factors such as inflation and China are the ones long-term investors should try to understand. Tom Bradley expands in his Financial Post column.

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April 13, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Estate Planning, Part 2: Passing your wealth to the next generation, probate tips, and understanding trusts

Estate planning experts Lucy Main and Julia Chung discuss probate tips, passing your wealth to the next generation, and a primer on trusts.

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April 11, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Bradley's Brief — Q1 2023

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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April 3, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Market volatility making your head spin? Here are 4 key things to remember

The market’s speed and volatility has surged in recent years, but are gifts for those who have a good sense of value and can keep their head from spinning.

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March 30, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Coming to Saskatchewan, May 2-5

Two of our senior Investor Specialists, Evan Parubets and Lori Norman, will be in Saskatoon and Regina in early May to meet with clients and investors interested in learning more about Steadyhand.

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March 27, 2023

By Salman Ahmed

Why do bonds and interest rates move in opposite directions?

Bond prices fall when interest rates rise, and vice versa. In this quick two-minute video, we explain why.

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March 23, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Taking economics too far

Economists can have great insights, but be careful to not get too caught up in their short-term market forecasts. They're not worth the paper they're written on — no matter who writes them.

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March 20, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Banks traded at low multiples with a howling wind at their backs, so what happens now?

Last week’s banking scare in the United States goes a long way to explaining why bank stocks trade at lower valuations than other companies with less impressive track records.

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March 16, 2023

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 15, 2023

By Salman Ahmed

What you should know before you hire or fire your financial advisor

The best questions to ask a financial advisor, using the FIRE criteria: Fees, Incentives, Returns, Experience.

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March 13, 2023

By Tom Bradley

A crisis of confidence in the banking sector

We find ourselves in another banking crisis. The word ‘crisis’ may seem like an overstatement at this stage, but when it comes to banking, confidence and trust are crucial. Right now, there’s a crisis of confidence.

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