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High Noon In Euroland

By Administrator on October 20th, 2011

World leaders and policy makers have been trying over the past 24 months to control the fallout from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), circa 2008, and to revive economies across the developed world that are stuck in neutral. So far, success has...

BMO Monthly Income sets the distribution bar unreachably high

By Dan Hallett on October 20th, 2011

This week the Globe and Mail’s John Heinzl took another run at a favourite fund of mine – BMO Monthly Income.  It’s not my favourite fund for investment but rather a favourite to write about.  In his recent article, Heinzl points...

Beat Guldimann Has Joined HighView Financial Group’s Advisory Board

By Mark Barnicutt on October 4th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Beat Guldimann has joined HighView Financial Group’s Business Advisory Board.  To read the announcement, please click...

Compass Capital Markets Update: ‘What’s Happening In The Markets?’

By Mark Barnicutt on October 4th, 2011

Please click here to read an interim quarter update by HighView Financial Group which provides an overiew of the current volatilty that is happening almost daily in the global capital...

Managing Portfolio Volatility In An Uncertain World

By Mark Barnicutt on October 4th, 2011

The global debt crisis, particularly for governments in Europe & the United States, has created an environment of uncertainty that has led to a period of extreme capital markets volatility around the world. At HighView Financial Group, our view...

Want lower fund fees? Vote with your wallet

By Dan Hallett on October 3rd, 2011

The mutual fund industry seems to be under the microscope on a regular basis.  That’s partly a function of its size.  But, to be fair, it’s also because the industry has earned criticism for its commission structures, high fees and...

Investing like a minimalist can make you happier & wealthier

By Dan Hallett on September 16th, 2011

A ‘minimalist’ lifestyle usually refers to living only with the basics.  The less ‘stuff’ you have, the less you have to worry about day-to-day and the happier you will be, say proponents.  Perhaps you can’t part...

The Importance Of Investment Counselling

By Mark Barnicutt on September 5th, 2011

Charles Ellis recently wrote an article in the August 2011 Issue of the Financial Analysts Journal titled, “The Winner’s Game“. In this article, Ellis does a great job of outlining the key issues that face the global investment...

Chasing Madoff – The Documentary

By Mark Barnicutt on August 26th, 2011

Last night, I had an opportunity, along with some of my business partners, to watch an advanced Canadian screening of the documentary, ‘Chasing Madoff’. I’ll disclose upfront that I know personally one of the...

Is the bond market flashing the recession sign? Should we care?

By Dan Hallett on August 23rd, 2011

Neither I nor our firm makes high level calls on the economy.  We refrain from peering into our crystal ball in part because the best time to invest is often when the economic news and data are seemingly at their worst.  But that doesn’t...

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