Personal Finance

It’s not how much you make but how much you keep

Posted by Craig Burrows

on Thursday, 01 November 2018 16:25


I am careful to contemplate that at Halloween, the notion of trick or treat may be going through your minds as you read this article. If you have been watching the news lately and especially the performance of our Prime Minister and his government, his carbon tax strategy truly is a “Trick” (it is not a tax on carbon, it is a price on pollution) and his “Treat” is to take your money, then give it back to you as a rebate.

We have a government that is oblivious to what matters most to the average Canadian. They believe the three main concerns to all Canadians are:

  • Carbon Tax
  • Gender neutrality
  • Aboriginal rights

These are valid concerns and issues that need to be explored and addressed respectfully but I feel the three top concerns for Canadians are:

  • The Economy
  • Healthcare
  • Taxes

A recent study by the Fraser Institute in Ontario, that government sector employees earn 10.6% more than private sector employees for similar work.[1] They retire 1.8 years before private sector employees, take 5 more personal days off work a year, 5 times less likely to be laid off, and 7 times more likely to have guaranteed pensions for life.

My question to you is this, if public sector employees made less, and more importantly, had no guaranteed pensions, do you think that they who drive policy would not push for better taxation policies that allows capital formation for retirement? Of course they would, but as we say in the private equity world, senior bureaucrats have “no skin in the game or investor alignment” so they will continue to increase taxes to guarantee government revenues for their gold-plated pensions. Case in point, the government just released its 2017 / 2018 fall annual financial report that states it increased revenue by a whopping $20 billion over targets thanks largely to half of that money coming from additional revenues through income tax.[2]

TriView Capital, an Exempt Market Dealer registered in Western Canada and Ontario, will be conducting education seminars across Western Canada starting November 8th in Vancouver, November 13th in Victoria and November 14th & 15th in Calgary. They will show you two investment strategies that help support more than a million private sector jobs (economy), new drugs and patents to help reduce costs and improve patient lives (healthcare), and use federal and provincial tax deductions / credits to maximize your tax savings this season (taxes). Seating is limited. Please go to www.triviewcapital.com/events/ to register for these upcoming education seminars that will reinforce the idea that “it’s not how much you make but how much you keep”.

Craig Burrows

President & CEO, Tri View Capital Ltd.

[1] https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/comparing-government-and-private-sector-compensation-in-ontario-2018

2 https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/john-ivison-federal-liberals-stumbled-into-a-20b-windfall-then-they-spent-it-all

Disclaimer: This communication is for information purposes only and is not, and under no circumstances to be construed as an invitation to make an investment in any securities, nor does it constitute a public offering to sell securities or any other products described herein.



Automation to a whole new level!

Posted by Michael Campbell

on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 14:33

Pizza Hut robot cooks pizzas while delivering.



Economic Outlook

How Shall We Communicate?

Posted by Trend Disruptors by The Trend Letter

on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 14:04


There are many ways to communicate, and big improvements are underway to dramatically increase the overall volume and speed of data communications.  Starting with the volume of information to be communicated, there are several technologies that will potentially process more data at higher speeds than ever thought possible.  Quantum computing is a holistically new way to solve difficult problems based on the principles of quantum physics.  This is where high-end computing is heading, giving us a sense of how super computers, super data centres, and super cloud networks will look and operate.  The research investment already tops $10b US, being led by USA, China, Australia, the European Union, and many other countries.  Google, IBM, and Intel all want to transition the technology into commercial services and products, targeting applications in data analytics, logistics, engineering, and software automation.  Today’s best quantum computing systems are being developed in research laboratories; however, they have not yet succeeded in justifying long-term growth or producing commercially viable products and services.  Like many new technology developments, some will be in our hands tomorrow, some next week, some next decade.  And some may not ever get off the test bench – that is the nature of disruptive technology.

One way or another the amount of data we will have at hand is going to increase and the ongoing challenge is to manage all that data effectively.  Managing it requires effective storage and communication solutions.  The preferred method for data storage is the cloud, and the preferred method for global data communications is satellite transmission.  New technologies that can improve on the status quo will be in high demand.  In the processing and storage field there are several developments that hold promise, such as new and more efficient enterprise database designs, and new cloud networking solutions, some based entirely on satellite networks.  Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) segment needs all these new solutions in order to grow their business around the globe.  As partnerships form to seamlessly integrate these services, global expansion becomes more efficient and a must-do for many multi-national corporations.

The Trend Disruptors team is watching new technologies and identifying the companies that stand out in terms of investment potential.  These companies may be large or small, and some of the small start-ups will make the grade and succeed, either on their own or by being acquired by larger organizations.  The best and most promising will generate Trend Disruptors recommendations.  We are watching a broad range of companies and technologies, all striving to disrupt specific market segments and industries.

Let Trend Disruptors be your guide to the future, as we continue to identify technology investment opportunities that can lead to financial success.

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Timing & trends

Here's How A Halloween Portfolio Performs Against The Market

Posted by Wayne Duggan

on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 07:31


Halloween is big business for companies like Party City Holdco Inc, Walmart Inc and Target Corporation, all of which sell costumes, decorations and candy for the holiday. For traders looking to take advantage of these trends, here’s a closer look at whether a seasonal Halloween trade exists.... CLICK for complete article



Is This Worse Than '68?

Posted by ZeroHedge

on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:49


Are we more divided than we have ever been? Are our politics more poisoned? Are we living in what Charles Dickens called “the worst of times” in America? Is today worse than 1968?

Certainly, the hatred and hostility, the bile and bitterness of our discourse, seem greater now than 50 years ago. But are the times really worse? CLICK for complete article


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