Fundamentals of business investing

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Smart investing begins with sound financial advice. The best way to start, is to sit down with a financial expert to:

  1. Get a better sense of your business'sfinancial situation, priorities and goals - Are you looking to expand your business into a new market? Do you need funds for more inventory?
  2. Determine which investment solutions is best for your business - Consider your time horizon, liquidity needs and risk tolerance. 
  3. Develop a customized plan get your business on track to financial success - Our experts will help you craft a financial plan based on your unique situation and goals. This is your Smart Money Plan™
  4. Make sure you stay on track - Once you have your Smart Money Plan™ set up, it's important to meet regularly to make sure you're on track to meet your financial goals

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While investing may seem intimidating to first time investors, our wealth experts can help you achieve financial clarity. Some investing rules of thumb include:

  • Start saving early - It’s never too early to start saving for your future. Take advantage of the power of compounding by saving as soon as you can – every little bit counts!
  • Invest regularly to take advantage of  dollar-cost averaging (DCA) - When you make regularly scheduled contributions to your retirement savings, rather than attempt to time the market randomly throughout the year, you dramatically increase your odds of capitalizing on short-term dips and buying low. When this happens, you are able to buy more mutual fund units with the same contribution amount.
  • Stay the course and ignore market fluctuations - When markets decline for an extended period of time, it can be hard to stay invested and some investors may be tempted to stop investing for a while or sell certain investments.
  • Diversify -It’s a good idea to put money into several different investment products, or diversify, because certain types of investments tend to move higher while other decline. For example, stock prices rarely move in tandem with bond prices.  You can diversity by investing across all major asset classes, including equities, bonds and other fixed income securities, cash, and cash equivalents (Treasury Bills and Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)).

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Market risk is how much market value and investment returns fluctuate. Generally, the more volatile an investment is, the greater potential return there is. On the flip side, lower risk investments typically deliver lower returns and are less volatile. To reduce risk, start investing as early as you can (so you have time on your side) and diversify your investments.

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