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March 17, 2023
Market Insights INWP

Banks, Busts and Bear Markets

What a difference a day can make! SVB was the ‘cool cat’ of the financial world, focused on technology, venture capital, and entrepreneurs. Following some bad investments in long-term bonds (We tried to warn them!), they eroded their capital reserves and were…
January 04, 2023
Market Insights INWP

Innova: 2022 Year in Review

With Covid lockdowns seemingly in the rear view, most people began the year with optimism…but 2022 had other plans. It saw what 2021 threw at us, then said ”hold my beer”. Three of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse joined us within the first three months of…
November 29, 2022
Market Insights Laura Schmidt

What is the tax-free First Home Savings Account (FHSA) and how does it work?

What is it? In the 2022 Budget, the federal government proposed the launch of a new registered savings account to give Canadian potential first-time homebuyers the ability to save $40,000 toward their purchase tax-free, which, given Canada’s exceedingly high…
September 02, 2021
Market Insights Laura Schmidt

Family Cottage Planning

As cottage season gradually approaches a close, it’s a great time to talk about capital gains, taxation and financial planning for homeowners who also own a cottage property. We never like to think of the worst coming to pass, but if you own a cottage, it’s a…
June 15, 2021
Market Insights INWP

The 'Wisdom' of the Crowds

Markets at all-time highs, multiple offers on all things real estate, lumber price sticker shock… All occurring while many of us are still barred from visiting friends and family! What’s going on and can it continue? In this month’s Innova Market Insights, we…
March 15, 2021
Market Insights INWP

The Great Rotation?

The Great Rotation? It’s been an interesting few weeks on the markets with the high-flyers of 2020 taking a few steps back and the browbeaten underperformers of Covid driving the market ever higher. The following is a quick snapshot of some of the market’s…
February 03, 2021
Market Insights INWP

CoViD Work from Home Tax Tips

Working from home through CoViD? We’re looking ahead in this month’s IMI to help ensure you get the best deductions possible in exchange for being trapped inside for the past 11 months!!! Due to the exceptional circumstances last year, CRA has made available…
January 04, 2021
Market Insights INWP

2020 Business Review

What can be said about 2020… “The worst year ever” has been thrown around a lot, and for the marginalized, those sequestered in long-term cares, and those with young kids trapped inside the house, it certainly felt like it at times. As students of history, it…
December 04, 2020
Market Insights INWP

Echoes of the Dot Com Bubble Burst

Wow! What a whirlwind these past few weeks. Although the Blue Wave did not materialize, it would appear that we are, most likely, heading to a Democrat controlled White House come 2021. Despite the contentious election, a divided house and senate, and a…