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The Globe and Mail: Weighing the trade-offs between short-term investments with higher interest versus long-term dividend-payers

Weighing the trade-offs between short-term investments with higher interest versus long-term dividend-payers

The massive jump in interest rates during the past year has surprised many investors – and had some negative impacts on portfolios.

Fixed-income investments lost value, as did heavily leveraged sectors such as real estate. Dividend-paying stocks – including banks, utilities and real estate investment trusts – took a hit, as the payouts in fixed income became an attractive alternative. To make matters worse, rising interest rates mean higher costs for individuals, particularly for those holding debt such as a mortgage or line of credit.

However, rising interest rates have also presented an opportunity for advisors and clients. Specifically, there are now short-term investments with payout rates greater than longer-term fixed-income vehicles – and with more predictable returns than equities.

The Globe and Mail asked our very own Maili Wong to weigh in on this important topic.

Read the whole article here. Here’s a preview of what Maili had to say:

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Maili Wong, CFA, CFP, FEA
Senior Portfolio Manager & Senior Wealth Advisor

Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.

Board Director

Wellington-Altus Financial Inc.

Maili Wong is a senior portfolio manager and senior wealth advisor at The Wong Group at Wellington-Altus Private Wealth, and the Amazon best-selling author of ‘Smart Risk’. She has over two decades of experience in the finance industry and was named a Top Wealth Advisor and one of the Best in Province in the 2022 rankings produced by The Globe and Mail and SHOOK Research.


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