Our Views

  • A recent Globe and Mail article on the investment practices of Ultra High-Net-Worth investors caught our eye. The piece was based on global investment firm, KKR & Co.’s survey of investors with US$30 million or more in net assets. Since we have long modeled our investment approach on ... Keep Reading >
  • There has been a lot of news recently about financial troubles at certain Canadian real estate companies and non-bank lenders. It might cause investors to wonder if real estate as an asset class is still an attractive investment. Like so many things, it depends. At Newport Private Wealth, real ... Keep Reading >
  • The federal government announced last week that it will table its budget on March 22nd – putting an end to the guessing game. Speculation remains rampant about possible changes to capital gains taxation. Rumours are circulating that the federal government may increase the capital gains ... Keep Reading >
  • It used to be, a secure retirement income was generated from a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds. Bonds were the stabilizing force that provided income and offset equity risk. And for more than two decades, bonds have provided excellent returns. But with interest rates rising, the outlook ... Keep Reading >
  • Wondering where to invest in 2017? It’s a good question — one the Newport Investment Committee  spends a lot of time assessing and managing. In times like these, we think it is more important than ever to have broad asset class diversification in your investment portfolio — with ... Keep Reading >
  • A new chapter of populist politics was written in the United States last night with Donald Trump’s stunning victory over Washington insider Hillary Clinton in the most divisive election in recent U.S. history. Polls leading up to election night showed a tight race but with most pundits giving ... Keep Reading >
  • In our conversations with clients, one question keeps coming up these days: “The Canadian dollar has dropped a lot. How is this impacting my investments?” Keep Reading >
  • Planning for retirement can be challenging. Attempting to balance your need for current income against the risk of outliving your savings is hard enough and, as it turns out, the federal government is not making things any easier. Keep Reading >
  • At our investment meeting this week, one of my colleagues shared the news that he had received a call late the night before from a prospective client confirming his decision to hire us to manage his portfolio. While that itself is not news we’re thankful to say, what was interesting was the ... Keep Reading >
  • Equity mutual funds are getting a late Christmas gift this month: they are finally able to drop return data from 2008 from the calculation of their five-year performance numbers. Why is that important? In 2008, global equity markets fell between 30-54% (as if we need reminding!). Given that ... Keep Reading >