This Tax Season Consider a MIC for your TFSA and RRSP
23rd Feb, 2021
This Tax Season Consider a MIC for your TFSA and RRSP
Mortgage Investment Corporations, or MICs, are one of the fastest-growing alternative assets in Canada. Unlike some other alternative investments, MICs can be incorporated into your Tax-Free Savings A... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Set New Records Amid Historic Supply Shock
18th Feb, 2021
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Set New Records Amid Historic Supply Shock
January was another positive month for Canadian real estate, as national home sales rose to new record highs, highlighting once again the resilience of the residential real estate market. On the suppl... Read More
Love and Money – Have You Met Your Match?
04th Feb, 2021
Love and Money – Have You Met Your Match?
At some point in a serious relationship, love and finances can no longer be segregated. As it turns out, our relationship style can tell us a lot about our money-managing skills.  Psychologica... Read More
How Mortgage Investment Corporations Work
01st Feb, 2021
How Mortgage Investment Corporations Work
Canada’s evolving economic and financial landscape has made Mortgage Investment Corporations, or MICs, more important than ever. MICs operate as pools of capital that invest in private mortgages on ... Read More
CMI Financial Group rebrands business operations
28th Jan, 2021
CMI Financial Group rebrands business operations
New branding reflects firm’s renewed corporate vision as a leading non-bank financial services provider TORONTO - January 28, 2021 – CMI Financial Group (CMI), Canada’s premier private mortga... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Housing Market Caps Off Stellar Year on a Positive Note
20th Jan, 2021
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Housing Market Caps Off Stellar Year on a Positive Note
December capped off a surprisingly strong year for Canada’s housing market, as record-high savings, low-interest rates, and changing consumer demand pushed home sales and prices to record highs. Alt... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Decline in November, but Historical Trend Remains Strong
18th Dec, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Decline in November, but Historical Trend Remains Strong
Real estate activity weakened slightly in November, but remained elevated compared with year-ago levels, signaling once again that the Canadian housing market stands on solid footing. The outlook on t... Read More
Assessing the Lending Climate During COVID
11th Dec, 2020
Assessing the Lending Climate During COVID
Real estate has been one of the biggest catalysts of Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19. Strong pent-up demand, favourable interest rates and a rush to the suburbs have kept home sales and rea... Read More
The State of the Economy During COVID
04th Dec, 2020
The State of the Economy During COVID
It was a little over a year ago that a mysterious illness emerged from Wuhan, China,  and altered the trajectory of our global economy. By almost every conceivable measure, the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More
CMI State of the Market: Sales Activity Weakens in Toronto, but Overall Market Remains ‘Historically Strong,’ Says CREA
20th Nov, 2020
CMI State of the Market: Sales Activity Weakens in Toronto, but Overall Market Remains ‘Historically Strong,’ Says CREA
Canada’s housing market appears to have stabilized in recent months, though national sales activity remains above trend, signalling a continuation of the post-crisis recovery that began during the s... Read More
Modern Portfolio Theory
In 1952, economist Harry Markowitz introduced Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) in an essay for which he won a Nobel Prize in Economics. This model has served as a cornerstone for modern finance and has inspired both praise and criticism.  MPT’s premise rests on the a...
CMI Launches its Third MIC Fund to Investors
CMI MIC Prime Mortgage Fund offers investors a conservative, low-risk investment solution. TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 2, 2020) - CMI announced today that they will be launching their third and latest Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) fund to the market on July 1, 2020....
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...