Alternatives in fixed income investing
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout the economy. Stock and bond markets have been spiraling as both corporate profits and interest rates have fallen in response to this unprecedented historic event. It appears that uncertainty will remain in the market ...
Assessing Risk and Return of Investments
Investors make decisions by assessing an investment’s return versus its potential risks. A higher yield is expected of a riskier investment, and conversely, lower returns are associated with low-risk ventures. For example, a downtown premium office in Vancouver retur...
MIC Investing As A Way To Diversify Investment Risk
The real estate market has only begun to recover from a combination of challenges like the expanded B20 stress test that tightened the reins on borrowing, a shortage of affordable housing, and increases in construction costs. The sector has held up against these stresso...
The Pitfalls of Overdiversification
Investment professionals typically agree that to help achieve long-term investment goals, diversification is a prudent strategy to adopt. Properly diversifying your investment portfolio provides more consistent overall portfolio performance. However, some investors and ...
Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
Canadian Mortgages Inc. named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by the 2019 Growth 500 – Canadian Business unveils annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies – Mississauga, ON (September 12, 2019) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked C...
How MICs Compare to REITs
When it comes to real estate investing, most investors first seek to take the property ladder by becoming landlords and then encountering all the hassles of legalities, tenants and maintenance, to name a few. This, however, is not the only route to getting started. Real...
Debt Management for Healthy Borrowing
Canada has a pretty interesting debt market. Despite having one of the highest household debt-to-income ratios in the world, delinquency rates remain low, and consumer confidence continues to prevail. According to Trading Economics, the household debt-to-income ratio hi...
The Roles of Private Credit in an Investment Portfolio
The years following the financial crisis of 2008 have seen the rise of the private credit asset class. As a way to mitigate the ripple effects of the U.S. market crash, Canada enforced fiscal policies meant to stimulate the economy and restore its stability. On October ...