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Advice Matters 

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

Inside this issue:

  • The Economic Outlook: What to expect in 2022
  • Our top advice picks for 2022
  • Five tips to become a better mutual fund investor
  • Financial checklist of dos and don’ts

Monthly Investment Monitor 

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

November 2023 [PDF]

Inside this issue:

  • Inflation appears to have moderated
  • Recent turmoil in the Middle East has led to oil price volatility
  • U.S. economy sees 4.9% growth in Q3, driven by consumer spending


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


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.

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."

Investing Essentials Video Series.

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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.

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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.

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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