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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.

Keel Magazine

quarterly report june 2023

Matthew Jenkinson, President of the Eastport Private Investment Counsel, provides our June 2023 Video Quarterly Update.

After battling Covid19, the world today is faced with a new type of threat - an all-out inflation pandemic! Every day, we hear news of prices soaring for even basic commodities, such as food and clothing, and many families struggling to make ends meet. Almost everything today is more expensive than it once was and that is due in part to inflation.

Inflation on groceries

How Does Inflation Impact Your Retirement?

After battling Covid19, the world today is faced with a new type of threat - an all-out inflation pandemic! Every day, we hear news of prices soaring for even basic commodities, such as food and clothing, and many families struggling to make ends meet. Almost everything today is more expensive than it once was and that is due in part to inflation.

How Do Taxes Impact My Investment Portfolio

How Do Taxes Impact My Investment Portfolio? A Guide For Canadians

Canada has a graduated or progressive tax system whereby, the more money you make the more you pay in taxes. This is why Canadian investors and high-net-worth individuals have to be extremely careful in terms of how they invest and what they invest in. The tax repercussions of their investment decisions can easily result in them paying out most of their gains in taxes with little to no financial reward.

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Eastport Market and Economic Summary – July 2023

Q2 was another strong quarter for investors with positive equity market returns and stable bond yields. The U.S., Canadian, and global equities closed the quarter and first half of 2023 positively, with technology being the leading sector.

Wealth For Future Generations

Top Tips To Preserve My Wealth For Future Generations

While many Canadian families would be content with saving enough money for retirement and leaving behind something for their children, some Canadian families want to preserve their wealth for more than one generation.

Executor Or Trustee For My Estate

How Do I Choose An Executor Or Trustee For My Estate?

One of the hardest decisions to make in succession planning involves choosing who to appoint as an Executor or Trustee for your estate. Many wealthy Canadians often make the mistake of appointing a family member or members as executors of their will. While this may seem like a good decision at the time many experts say otherwise.

When Should You Work With A Financial Advisor?

When Should You Work With A Financial Advisor?

Financial planning pertains to managing one’s liquid cash, as well as, savings and investments. However, it goes beyond that. Financial planning takes into account taxes, budgeting, insurance, mortgages, retirement planning, estate planning, and much more to help you achieve your intended financial goals.

The Benefits Of Gifting Assets To Family Members

The Benefits Of Gifting Assets To Family Members

The sum of your life accomplishments can often be boiled down to what you leave behind for future generations. For many Canadians, the entire purpose of accumulating wealth is to ensure that the next generation has the best chance for a bright and prosperous future.

Responsible investing

How Can I Use My Wealth For Social & Environmental Good?

Today, more and more wealthy investors are giving importance to aligning their investments with their values rather than the pursuit of profits. This form of investing is referred to as responsible investing and can be categorized into three main categories; Socially-Responsible Investing (SRI), Impact Investing, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing.

Risk Tolerance & Investment Goals?

How Can I Determine My Risk Tolerance & Investment Goals?

What is your risk tolerance? You are probably wondering how I should know? But that’s the wrong question. The real question is, how can I know?

Determining how much risk an individual can tolerate isn’t as easy as you would imagine. Several factors, such as age, experience, priorities, investment goals, and amount of available liquid capital, can all influence the level of risk a person would be willing to take.

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Eastport Market and Economic Summary – April 2023

Investors had lots to cheer by the end of Q1 as stocks rallied, bond yields fell, central bank hiking slowed and inflation cooled again. It’s a promising start to 2023 but there were a few shocks along the way.

Lawrencetown Skateboard Park

Eastport partner Andrew Parrott, along with Nico Manos & Laurie Bouchard are leading a grass-roots community initiative to have a concrete skatepark built in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

The community of Lawrencetown Beach is working towards a professionally designed and built skatepark. It will be a place to accommodate a large demographic, including the local community, beach visitors, skateboarders, surfers, young and old.

Financial Planning for Healthcare Professionals

Financial Planning for Healthcare Professionals

Doctors, surgeons, and other specialized healthcare professionals have arguably some of the toughest and most demanding jobs in the world. Late working hours, chaotic schedules, and little to no personal life are just the way things are for most healthcare professionals. Luckily, the healthcare profession is just as gratifying as it is demanding.

7 Steps Succession Planning

What Are The Seven Steps To Succession Planning For Business Owners?

For any business owner, succession planning is vital. A well-thought-out succession plan allows a business or company to continue to thrive even after the owners, and other key personnel have left, retired, or passed away.

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?

Eastport Market and Economic Summary January 2023

Eastport Market and Economic Summary – January 2023

Investors experienced a turbulent ride in 2022. Inflation, central bank rate hikes, oil prices, supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine conflict cast a long shadow on markets, causing extreme volatility and dominating financial headlines 24/7.

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