Andrew Lanoie

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30 Sep: What Is A Reasonable Return?

The uncertainty swirling in today’s economic environment is palpable – inflation, recession, high-interest rates, supply chain issues, and high gas prices. To some, it’s deja vu of the Jimmy Carter ’70s again. So, what’s a reasonable return in this environment?…

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18 Sep: Redefining Risk

Did you know that risk is fluid and not fixed? In other words, risk and the perception of risk are not fixed and can change depending on the person and the circumstances. Take, for instance, a burning house. Anyone running…

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12 Aug: The Portfolio Killer

“Fed’s Kashkari: More rate hikes ahead, and possible recession…” ​(reuters.com) “Danger ahead: The U.S. economy has yet to face its biggest recession challenge…” (cnbc.com) “Google chief people officer addresses potential layoffs…” (hcamag.com) “Recession and Stagflation Are Some of the Biggest Risks…

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16 Jul: Ignoring The Collateral Damage Of Inflation

The June inflation numbers are in, and they’re worse than expected. Inflation surged 9.1% in June, accelerating more than expected to a 40-year high. Economists expected the consumer price index to climb 8.8% in June. This is not good news….

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10 Jun: Fixed Income Investment Comparison

As investors reel from volatility in the public equities markets – due to factors like inflation, recession fears, war, oil prices, or whatever market driver is trending on a particular day – many are turning their focus on fixed-income investment…

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21 Apr: One Investment In More Demand Than Ever

Uncertainty on the world stage has spilled over into the investment arena. War, inflation, gas prices, and political turmoil have weighed on stock and crypto prices. With stimulus money dried up and no longer able to buy stock and crypto…

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12 Sep: Will Real Estate Crash?

The following questions pop up frequently on the internet and social media, but who exactly is asking these questions besides economists and news outlets? “Will real estate crash?” “Are we in a bubble?” “When will the bubble burst?”​ Some groups…