Newsletters

We send a monthly newsletter to our clients and subscribers, covering current events and financial topics relevant to our clients. Some of our financial articles have been written by our advisors, and others are stories from the news media that we want to share. Topics may include; what makes a good advisor, how emotions affect markets, mass media manipulates readers to make changes in the market, buy high sell low – knee jerk reactions, living longer – financial realities and so on.

“Where does our money go?!?!”

“Where does our money go?!?!”
January 1, 2019

It’s the start of a new year. A time for resolutions, goal-setting, reflection of the last 12 months and a fresh start. Financially, it can be a very depressing time. The holidays are over and now you must face the harsh reality of your generosity over the gift-giving season. That said, receiving your January credit card statement should not be an anxious experience. In actuality, your credit card statements are excellent budgeting tools that not enough people use to their advantage.

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Holiday Cocktail and Art Expo

Holiday Cocktail and Art Expo
December 1, 2018

The McClelland Financial Group’s first client art exhibit was a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. Guests enjoyed an open house atmosphere with cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and a sweets, cookies and milk bar while the dulcimer tones of Shane and Mike Connon filled the room with some musical classics. It brought together artists, food lovers, clients, friends and family for a happy holiday gathering in the transformed Thornhill Golf and Country Club. Fifteen client exhibitors showed off their multi disciplinary works of art from sculpture, purse-making, carving, silkscreen, watercolour, acrylic and oil on canvas, to writing and stills photography.

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2018 McClelland Family Picnic

October 1, 2018

Our first ever McClelland Family Picnic was a hit! Saturday September 29th turned out to be a beautiful sunny afternoon. Clients enjoyed roasted corn on the cobb BBQ’d by our staff. Hank Daddy’s famous BBQ Food Truck served up slaw, beef brisket and smoked sausages on a bun and mac n’ cheese. Kids and adults alike enjoyed a before and or after soft serve ice cream from the Olympic Softee Ice Cream Truck.

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters
September 1, 2018

In times of turbulence in the market many clients asked me my thoughts on gold. Here is some information I think you might find interesting. Richard Wylie’s latest edition of The Big Picture commentary explains that during times of heightened uncertainty, investors have sought the refuge of lower risk investments. One of these so-called safe-haven investments, gold, has a particularly long history of attracting attention during periods of political and social upheaval.

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How advisors can fight back against low fees

How advisors can fight back against low fees
August 1, 2018

Here’s a great article by James Burton of Wealth Professional magazine I’d like to share with you today:

Fees have hit rock bottom thanks to Fidelity but good advisors will always have the ammunition to prove their value, according to an industry veteran.

The US division of the investment giants this month launched two index-tracking mutual funds at 0% expense ratio, winning the race to the bottom and sending shockwaves through the profession.

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