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Gold Seal Monthly Review: November 2023

Our August 31st Gold Seal newsletter told the story of a North American stock market figuratively reaching the end of a whimsical summer and reluctantly returning to the classroom as it began to awaken to some harsh economic lessons. Indicators aside, an optimistic sentiment had clearly been in the air through the first half of the year as imaginations and valuations ran wild with the limitless potential of artificial intelligence and the adoption of ChatGPT.

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Financial Stability During a Recession

The past few years have demonstrated that guidance from a trusted financial advisor has never been more valuable. Substantial data shows that families are significantly better off financially when they utilize the advice of a financial advisory team and have a comprehensive plan in place.

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Gold Seal Monthly Review: October 2023

September saw the Gold Seal Financial Group take to the roads for our annual inspection of the outside-BC facets of the Canadian economy as Brendan, Ryan and Tanya made their way cycling from the western provincial border of Saskatchewan to the Manitoba welcome sign.

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Gold Seal Monthly Review: September 2023

It is likely that for each of us, our childhood memories of summertime was a time of bliss. The structure and discipline of the school year is thrown aside for two glorious months as problem sets shift from studying for math or spelling exams, to who is hosting the next sleepover or pool party.

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Gold Seal Monthly Review: July 2023

Like the family birthday party that you reluctantly agreed to, only to be berated by relatives on your plans for the future and relationship status, this Canada Day long weekend we’re taking a look at our nation and asking the hard questions. This year, Canada’s not exactly bragging at the dinner table, with the S&P/TSX having posted a relatively meagre 3.97% return for the first half of 2023, with the economy (real gross domestic product) growing 0.8% in the first quarter.

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Gold Seal Monthly Review: June 2023

At the time of writing on May 31, the U.S. government is getting closer to finalizing an agreement to prevent a default on its debt ahead of a June 1 deadline. However, this does not mean everything is back to normal for investors, as the usual back-and-forth of negotiations comes at a time where the Federal Reserve is intent on punishing debt with high rates.

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Gold Seal Monthly Review: April 2023

Over the past year, the mortgage industry has witnessed a puzzling trend: surging mortgage rates have not resulted in significant forced selling, as one might expect. A deeper look into Canada’s banking practices reveals a possible reason for this phenomenon.

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