BTR Newsletter: May 2022
STAYING CONNECTED & INFORMED
Welcome to the latest edition of our Newsletter! Feeling connected is vital to our well being, especially during these difficult times. We hope this communication helps to achieve that. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out- we would love to hear from you!
Bryan Rindal B. COMM, CFP
FINANCIAL PLANNER - MANULIFE SECURITIES INCORPORATED
LIFE INSURANCE AGENT - BTR FINANCIAL PLANNING INC.
Preston Rindal B. COMM
FINANCIAL ADVISOR - MANULIFE SECURITIES INCORPORATED / BTR FINANCIAL PLANNING INC.
We hope everyone is doing well.
At our office, we have been taking a bit of a cautious approach with any clients sitting on cash. We have been employing a Dollar Cost Averaging strategy trying to get the money in over the next 5 or 6 months. Unfortunately, we do not know when we have hit market peaks or market valleys. By employing a DCA strategy you have a better than average chance of catching the valleys.
We think it is a good time to be looking at the markets and take advantage of the volatility. The experience that Covid taught us in March of 2020 was to be courageous when others are fleeing – those courageous souls were rewarded handsomely for the balance of 2020 and 2021.
Just a reminder, signing up to Manulife.ca allows you to keep track of your account online and access any tax documents, statements at your convenience.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns or if you would like an account statement, please call our office.
BTR Financial Planning Team – Bryan, Preston, (Gloria), Shannon and Candice.
BTR Financial Planning Market News - Q1 2022
An uphill start to 2022
An uphill start to 2022: War in Ukraine and Fed rate tightening. The first few months of 2022 have been rough for investors. wo major events have put additional pressure on markets: War in Ukraine and the U.S. Central Bank Policy. Global stocks fell while bonds increased. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced a 0.25% increase in interest rates—the first increase since 2018, signaling what looks like the start of a rate-tightening cycle.
Looking for a ‘glass half full’ after a tough month for markets*
We've included this article entitled “Looking for a ‘glass half full’ after a tough month for markets”, as we thought it was a great article reviewing the events that created the downward pressure on the markets but also provides the other side of the coin – “the glass half full” scenario. Kristina Hooper (Invesco Canada) looks back at five issues that pressured markets in April and explores the “glass half full” moments she sees that give me some optimism for the months ahead.
FROM OUR INSIGHTS & ARTICLES
As financial professionals, part of our job is to keep our clients aware and informed. Here are insights and articles that we found particularly helpful.
Risk Management: Understanding Diversification
Understanding diversification is the first step in building a strong portfolio. Are you ready to weather the storm?
Volatility & Investors - A rollercoaster of emotions
[Video] Investors always face a wall of worry. But in these cases, it’s often prudent to take a step back and think about the long-term goals of the investment portfolio. [Manulife Investment Management]
Fed rate-tightening—interest rates are going up
March 2022 The U.S. Federal Reserve increased interest rates for the first time in more than three years and has indicated that they plan on increasing rates in subsequent meetings, depending on the data. Here is our take. [Manulife Investment Management].
How Could the Behavior Gap Affect Your Investments During This Time of Market Volatility?
Explore 4 ways that momentous events can affect investment decisions — and how to remain balanced amidst the fear.
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