H&M Financial Blog

Ten Great Reasons to use a Mortgage Broker

Courtesy of Hein Moes, Mortgage Consultant, Invis

For many Canadians, mortgage payments are their single biggest expense. Yet most don’t comparison shop to ensure they’re getting the best mortgage rate and terms available, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars over their mortgage years. Don’t make the same mistake! Here are 10 reasons why you need a mortgage broker working […]

A Small Company with Big Ideas

Re-posted with permission – Winnipeg Free Press, Value Partners Investments

When Value Partners Investments (VPI) opened for business nearly 10 years ago, it didn’t have a single client or any revenue — but it did have some big ideas.  Today, the Winnipeg-based investment company manages about $1.6 billion in assets for investors and has positioned itself as a major player in mutual funds […]

Dividend History Charts

Reposted with permission from Value Partners Investments

Although stock prices may vary due to external factors beyond the control of management, excellent quality companies continue to reward their shareholders with increased dividends and long term capital appreciation.  These charts, from Value Partners,  illustrate the historical stock appreciation and dividend increases over the last 10 years for several of the companies they […]

Opportunities in Volatility

Reprinted with permission from Value Partners Investments

We believe it is indisputable that the most certain way to build wealth is through ownership of great businesses acquired at a conservative estimate of their intrinsic value.  The wealthiest people in every country and every community are living proof of that truth.  Our job is to act on that truth on behalf of […]

Equity Markets Take on a More Positive Tone

Report prepared by Chris Blake, CFA
Posted with permission TD Wealth

After six consecutive days of trading down and losing a total of 10.7% off the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow), 11.2% off the S&P 500 Index (S&P 500), and 8.6% off the S&P/TSX Composite Index (S&P/TSX), markets were firmly in the green at the close of trading today with the Dow gaining […]