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By Scott Boyd June 25, 2019
At first glance, a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)may seem a very straightforward investment, but there’s actually a few things you need to consider before choosing a GIC. read more
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the term “Money Illusion” is some kind of magic trick. And while it does suggest that things are not as they appear, there’s nothing magical about it. read more
By Scott Boyd October 15, 2015
Financial advisors recommend an investment portfolio balanced with equities such as stocks or mutual funds, together with fixed income instruments including bonds and GICs. Generally speaking, equities are considered higher risk than fixed income as equity values fluctuate depending on market conditions. Fixed income securities, as their name implies, produce a stable return for the investor. read more
By Scott Boyd October 15, 2015
Saving for a long-term objective requires you to balance the protection of the principal, with the ability to still generate an acceptable return rate. As noted last week, GICs offer safety together with guaranteed returns making them ideal for helping you save for a future goal such as your retirement. read more
By Scott Boyd October 15, 2015
Are you interested in learning how GICs could be incorporated into your portfolio, but confused by how they work? Are you unsure how to find the best GIC rates, or even if it makes sense for you to invest in GICs at this particular time? read more

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