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Investment insights, information and tips.

Advice Matters
Quarterly issues feature timely financial articles and advice along with economic and market updates and insights.

Inside this issue:

  • Are you emotionally invested?
  • Choose your own adventure
  • How to plan your financial future in your thirties

Monthly Investment Monitor
Monthly highlights of major events which drive financial markets along with perspectives on what they mean and why they matter.

November 2017

Inside this issue:

  • Canada Child benefit gets a boost.
  • ECB stimulus to be reduced, but timeline extended.
  • Foreign firms to get more access to China.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words



Articles


Spotlight on Fixed Income [PDF: 82 KB]
As the global economic picture improves, and with central banks raising interest rates, this could be a great time to take another look at fixed-income and how it can work in a diversified portfolio.

Harnessing the Power of Compounding [PDF: 806 KB]
While you may know there are benefits of compounding, are your investing strategies putting compounding to work effectively to help grow your assets? Find out how to harness the power of compounding.

Why Diversify? [PDF: 273 KB]
As you’ve probably heard, putting all your eggs in one basket may not be the best investment strategy. Find out why diversification matters.

Spotlight on Dividends [PDF: 266 KB]
This Spotlight will highlight the advantages of dividend-paying stocks and why investors should consider them to help them meet their long-term financial goals.

5 Timeless Tips on Managing Market Ups and Downs
Market volatility is unnerving, for even the savviest of investors. In this article we provide you with some key tips on how to manage – and potentially benefit from – market volatility.

Spotlight on Risk [PDF: 748 KB]
"Many of our decisions are predicated on our comfort with taking risks. It's important to remember that, when it comes to planning for the long term, risk is more than a four-letter word."

Spotlight on Emotional Investing [PDF: 986 KB]
Investment decisions have financial and emotional implications. Key to a sound investment plan is ensuring your financial needs are aligned with your emotional needs. Read about how our natural emotional biases can shape the way we view our finances and interact with our investments, often subconsciously.



Investing Essentials Video Series.

Finding the Right Asset Mix for you: 2:13 min

Like your favourite recipe, finding the right mix of ingredients for your investment portfolio is an essential part of reaching your financial goals. While determining the right mix can be a difficult task to achieve on your own, at Scotiabank, we're here to help.

Talk to a Scotiabank advisor about finding the right mix for your financial goals

Rethinking Risk: 2:05 min

Many of our investment decisions are based on our comfort with taking risks. It's important to remember that, when it comes to planning for the long term, risk can managed with proper planning and the right balance of investments for each stage of your life.

Talk to a Scotiabank advisor about putting the elements of risk into perspective by developing a plan that's right for you.

Staying Invested: 2:13 min

Something as simple as staying invested during the ups and downs in the markets can be an important strategy to help you benefit from the best performing days in the markets. This approach provides the potential for better overall portfolio performance over the long term.

Talk to a Scotiabank advisor about building a plan that's right for you.

Weather the unexpected through diversification: 2:08 min

Just like the weather, markets can be unpredictable. By building a diversified portfolio made up of a variety of investment types, you can help smooth your investment returns and benefit from potential gains from investments that are doing well.

Talk to a Scotiabank advisor about building a diversified portfolio.

Brush up on your mutual fund knowledge and learn how mutual funds can help you reach your investment goals.

About Mutual Funds
Mutual funds are investments that pool your money with the money of many other people to purchase a variety of individual securities. Get more details

Understanding fees and expenses
Understanding the costs associated with mutual funds is an important part of your purchase decision. Watch our 3 minute video to learn more about how mutual fund fees work. Get more details

Asset Classes
Mutual funds may be categorized by the four major asset classes in which they may invest: cash equivalent, income, equity and balanced. Get more details

Scotia Portfolios
Each of the Portfolios invests in a range of mutual funds chosen to provide strategic asset allocation and diversification to match your investment needs. Get more details