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  • By now, most investors have received their year-end account statements from their financial advisors/money managers. And by now, many investors may still be wondering about their investment return. Was it a good return? Average? Poor? The question we would ask is, “Compared to what?” Compared ... Keep Reading >
  • Our Investment Committee recently met with Tye Bousada of EdgePoint Wealth Management Inc., one of the three specialist money managers retained for the Newport Global Equity Fund. EdgePoint has performed well over the nine years since we invested with the firm. While they are pleased with that, ... Keep Reading >
  • In a blog post last summer, we reminded our readers about the tax savings opportunities of prescribed rate loans. At the time, we cautioned that interest rate increases were on the horizon and would reduce the amount of the annual savings available to a high-income household. Based upon the ... Keep Reading >
  • We live in amazing times with so many things easily accessible and available almost instantaneously. Don’t feel like cooking? Dinner can be delivered to your doorstep within minutes using one of the many food delivery apps. Have a cheque to cash? Snap a picture and consider it done. While there ... Keep Reading >
  • As a new parent myself, I know that raising a family is costly. Even more so for families who pay for their children (or grandchildren) to attend private school. For example, at a private school in my Toronto neighbourhood, tuition is roughly $21,000 annually, per child, for grades 1-8, and ... Keep Reading >
  • At a recent institutional investment conference, several money manager panelists were asked whether they were still finding buying opportunities in their asset class, given the long and significant run-up in prices. Every one of them responded enthusiastically yes. Was this a case of a savvy ... Keep Reading >
  • 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 >
  • Recently, we have seen a lot of so-called “balanced portfolios” from prospective investors with one of two concerns.  Either they have a typical 40%-50% weighting in bonds that earns meagre returns, or in search of higher returns, they have 70%-80% of the portfolio invested in ... 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 >