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KEEL MAGAZINE

At Eastport, we aim to be your keel, as on a boat – your point of balance, giving you directional stability. We help you get beyond thinking of money as the deep and unpredictable water you’re in. With our knowledge as your ballast, money can be the body that buoys you, propelling your good and purpose-rich life.

Financial Planning

10 Advantages Of Mutual Funds

10 Advantages Of Mutual Funds

For investors seeking to diversify their investment portfolio, mutual funds are a viable option. Let’s learn why?

Treasury bonds

What Are Fixed Income Investments?

“Fixed income investments” is a broad term referring to different types of investment securities that give investors fixed dividends or interest payments, until a specified maturity date.

Upon maturity, investors are paid back the principal amount that had been invested. In practice, the most common types of fixed-income investments are government and corporate bonds.

Time Weighted vs Money Weighted Rates Of Returns

Time Weighted vs Money Weighted Rates Of Returns

“Time Weighted Rate of Return” (TWRR) and “Money Weighted Rate of Return” (MWRR) are measurements used to assess an investor’s portfolio.

In the simplest of terms, TWRR will measure your portfolio’s performance only by assessing the time measurement period. MWRR, in addition to considering the measurement period, also takes into account the cash flow.

Equities Investments

What Are Equities Investments?

Investing in equities is the same as investing in stocks. In a manner of speaking, if you’re investing in stocks, then you’re investing in equities!

However, not all equities are stocks, as the term “equities”, includes a list of different investment options (one example is mutual funds). The common factor is that none of these investments pay a fixed interest rate, but rather you make a portion of the profit that the company or fund earns.

How Does A Money Market Fund Work In Canada

How Does A Money Market Fund Work In Canada?

Simply put, a money market fund is just another type of mutual fund. A common investment choice for people from all walks of life. This investment is best suited to those looking for a short-term, low-risk return. 

Faytene TV

Jonathan on the Faytene Show: Navigating Our Current Economy

When it comes to our economy and market dynamics, Canadians have walked off their map these past months.

At times like this how do Canadians manage their daily expenses, and how do they prepare for the future? Join Faytene Grassesch in discussing the isssues with Jonathan.

Retired couple

Retirement planning beyond the financial aspects

The idea that retirement is a continuous vacation is a myth. It takes planning to spend time with purpose. Make no mistake it is important to relax, travel while you can, and enjoy every day - but that shouldn't be a retirement thing, it should be an everyday state of mind. Too many folks think life starts at retirement but get there to find disappointment realizing that life is best lived with purpose, which takes effort.

RESP

Let's talk college education and RESPs

The day arrives when you’re hopping into the car to head to the hospital because your family is about to be one or a few persons bigger; the baby(ies) are arriving. It is an amazing time in one’s life to be creating life and seeing your child(ren) grow and achieve. As parents we worry and fret about many things including saving for college...

About balance

It's all about balance

In the stormy sea of today's uncertainty, this article brings a fresh perspective on how to manage risk.

Stop! It might not be so bad.

Stop! It might not be so bad.

In the current state of affairs with vast amounts of content for the media to egregiously hype up it is sobering to take a step back, breathe, and find some facts and rational thinking which specifically in the below article are pertinent to business and economics.

Understanding bear markets

Understanding bear markets

We wanted to share this article published by Eventide Investments on understanding the difference between both bull and bear markets. It is important during this Covid-19 pandemic to understand and keep on top of the current and projected future market trends.

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