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Posted on January 8th, 2018 by Barry Schwartz

  In 1998, I was 24 years old and working at my first full-time job as a Trust Accountant for CI Mutual Funds. As a trust accountant, it was my responsibility to reconcile several trust accounts by 4pm each day (Snore – I’m amazed that I lasted two years at that job before going back […]

Posted on January 4th, 2018 by Benjamin Klein

I am an avid player of board games. I also play Magic: The Gathering, a collectible card game in which players assemble decks of 60 cards, each with unique abilities and attributes, in order to find the most effective set of cards to defeat their opponents, who have assembled their own decks. It’s a very […]

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by Barry Schwartz

  I recently watched an interview from 1985, one of the first times that Warren Buffett appeared on national TV. He said two things that I found striking. The first was that the price of a stock in the stock market tells you very little about its value. We believe that. The second was that […]

Posted on November 14th, 2017 by Baskin Administrator

On November 1st, 2017, David Baskin, Barry Schwartz and Scott Mazi of Baskin Wealth Management delivered their Outlook 2018 to clients at the Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto. Click here for the presentation slides

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by Ernest Wong

  There is nowhere in the world outside of casinos that provides as much promises of quick and easy riches as the financial markets. Your co-worker keeps telling everyone how much money he/she is making in cryptocurrencies or marijuana stocks. Your spouse sees Tesla’s stock going up over 1,000% since 2010, or Snapchat’s shares soaring […]

Posted on October 27th, 2017 by David Baskin

Give the Trudeau government credit for honesty. It has been consistent and open about its plans to tax the rich. Nobody should have been surprised by the recent tax policy initiatives aimed particularly at professionals. In Trudeau’s world, anyone making more than $150,000/year should be taxed more. Sloppy messaging by Bill Morneau, coupled with his […]