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Apr. 9, 2021

ESTATE WEEK (APRIL 12-16, 2021) Edmonton Community Foundation has complied a great list of online recorded sessions for Estate Week 2021 including: picking an executor, issues to be aware of, roles and duties of… Read More

Apr. 1, 2021

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are working together to urge Michigan to reconsider shutting down Enbridge Line 5, warning of immediate gasoline shortages, ‘massive’ fuel cost increases and 800 more oil-laden rail… Read More

Mar.26, 2021

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Alberta is expected to see the fastest growth in renewable energy capacity between 2018 and 2023 according to the Canada Energy regulator. By 2023, 26% of Alberta’s electricity capacity will come… Read More

Mar.19, 2021

INTEREST RATES – A LOOK AT HOW RATES IMPACT BOND PRICES When interest rates rise, bond prices fall. As shown below, if an investor purchased 10 Year US Treasury bonds in April 2020 and… Read More

Mar.12, 2021

NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL – ‘INVEST IN YOU’ WEBCAST (FINANCE FOR WOMEN SERIES) Visit anguswatt.com to register for National Bank Financials’ ‘Invest in You’ webcast! Date March 23, 2021 at 12:00 MDT If you register… Read More

Mar. 5, 2021

CHINA China’s legislature approved a 5-year policy blueprint to cut dependence on the West for crucial components like computer chips and also are making large investments in emerging technologies from hydrogen to biotech. China… Read More

Feb. 26, 2021

ALBERTA BUDGET Alberta’s expected revenue is $42.7 billion; expenses (total budget) $55 billion. Health care spending represents 53% ($23 billion) of revenue forecast. WTI oil price forecast for budget $46/bbl for 2021-22 and $56.50/bbl… Read More

Feb. 19, 2021

POLAR VORTEX IMPACT ON POWER GRID Polar blast left more than 73% (impacting a record 48 States) of the US with snow to an average of 15 cm vs 35.5% of the US with… Read More

Feb. 12, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE Manitoba is the first province to procure its own COVID-19 vaccine. They are buying 2 million doses of the new mRNA vaccine developed by Calgary’s Providence Therapeutics and hope to have emergency… Read More

Feb. 05, 2021

EMPLOYMENT DATA: JANUARY 2021 Alberta Alberta added 21,100, almost all part time jobs; 262,700 Albertans looking for work. Unemployment rate drops to 10.7% from 11.1% in December. Construction up 15,300 (7.2%), business building and… Read More