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Arbutus Financial Services Acquires Bewley & Coltman

VANCOUVER, BC, November 23, 2022 – Arbutus Financial Services, a leading full-service financial advisory firm and proud partner of Navacord, is pleased to announce the addition of Bewley & Coltman, effective November 15, 2022. Bewley & Coltman is an established boutique financial services firm based in Victoria, providing investment and insurance solutions, tax and estate… Read more »

November is Financial Literacy Month

During the month of November, financial services organizations throughout Canada participate in Financial Literacy Month. Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, has created this website to help Canadians and their families achieve their financial goals. 5 Financial Indicators Every Entrepreneur Should Monitor Proper financial management is crucial because it allows you to make timely,… Read more »

Investment Commentary – September 30, 2022

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it.  We hope you and your family are doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We want to share the following comments with you about the investment markets. What can we expect for the… Read more »

Five Tips to Shrink Your Grocery Bill – and Your Financial Stress

The price of groceries is climbing, and it’s a big source of stress for Canadians from all walks of life. Here’s how to cope.If your bills have made you anxious recently, you’re not alone. Everything – from housing to gas and groceries – is more expensive these days, and it’s causing no shortage of stress…. Read more »

Investment Commentary – June 30, 2022

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it.  The first six months of the year have been challenging in a number of ways.  We want to share the following comments with you.  How to survive a bear attack The best way… Read more »

Mental Health Week is May 2-8, 2022

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. While the COVID-19 pandemic presented many unprecedented challenges, often people identified positive aspects, or “silver linings,” such as finding a sense of community, gratitude, and the belief the pandemic may propel positive social change. The pandemic reinforced the importance of empathy…. Read more »

Investment Commentary – March 31, 2022

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it.  The first few months of the year have been challenging in a number of ways.  We want to share the following comments with you. An uphill start to 2022: War in Ukraine and… Read more »

How to handle market declines

You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t fear loss. Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman demonstrated this with his loss aversion theory, showing that people feel the pain of losing money more than they enjoy gains. The natural instinct is to flee the market when it starts to plummet, just as greed prompts people to jump… Read more »

Navacord continues to grow in British Columbia with Arbutus Financial

TORONTO, ON, March 16, 2022 – Navacord Corp., a leader in risk management services and the fastest growing multi-line broker in Canada, is pleased to announce the addition of Arbutus Financial Services, effective March 1, 2022. With locations in Vancouver and Nanaimo, Arbutus Financial provides a corporate portfolio including group benefits and retirement consulting, and… Read more »

Investment Commentary – January 25, 2022

What’s causing the recent market volatility and selloff? Our 2022 road trip just started — did we get a flat tire already? The start of 2022 hasn’t been kind to U.S. equity investors. As of Friday January 21, 2022, early afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite price indices were down… Read more »