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  • Advantages of donating securities through a corporation In last week’s post, we examined the comparative benefits of making charitable donations of cash versus securities with an accrued capital gain. The short answer: from a tax perspective, it’s far more efficient to make donations of ... Keep Reading >
  • Last week in this blog, we introduced the concept of charitable giving through a Foundation Account at Canada Gives. As promised, this week we look at the tax benefits of donating securities versus cash – whether it is to your own private foundation, a Foundation Account at Canada Gives or ... Keep Reading >
  • For charities, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The start of the holiday season, when many people turn their thoughts – and actions – to charitable giving. Thanksgiving, November’s “Giving Tuesday” and religious holidays can all inspire a spirit of generosity. There’s also a measure of ... Keep Reading >
  • One of the most common questions that our owner-manager clients ask is: What is the most tax efficient way to take out funds from my company? There is rarely a simple answer to that question, because the choice of remuneration depends on the unique circumstances of an individual. This blog post ... Keep Reading >
  • How will your portfolio perform in a market decline? It’s a question that is likely on the minds of many investors given the see-sawing in public equity markets of late. In this post, we explain the concept of “drawdowns” – what they are, the consequences for investors and how to minimize their ... Keep Reading >
  • Negative bond yields may not be exactly top of mind amidst your summer vacation plans and family time. And thank goodness for that! But negative bond yields are a source of preoccupation within the world of finance. They’re making news headlines and since we’ve had a couple of questions about ... Keep Reading >
  • With the dog days of summer upon us, you may be looking to indulge in some quality down time of summer reading at the beach or cottage. Here is a diverse mix of recent favourite reads from members of the Newport team. Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth Across Generations by ... Keep Reading >
  • We’re nearing the end of June, which is a good time for a mid-year financial review. How are you doing against the financial priorities you set for yourself? In January, we provided our annual financial planning checklist to make it easy to assess. Now is a good opportunity to review your ... Keep Reading >
  • Our Investment Committee met earlier this week with Luxembourg-based global equity managers, Klaus Petersen and Jens Hansen who run the ValueInvest Global Strategy, which makes up approximately 30% of our Newport Global Equity Fund. Here are some highlights from our discussion – and some good ... Keep Reading >
  • Although it has been a few years, I still remember an amusing story one of my retired clients told me. One morning, he and his wife were wakened by two squirrels chattering noisily outside their window. My client said to his wife, “What do you suppose they’re arguing about?” “Money,” she ... Keep Reading >