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The sky is not falling, and other metaphors

My wife pointed out to me an editorial in the Vancouver Sun last week, written by Andrew Coyne. She thought he provided some much needed perspective on the machinations of our economy and markets, in light of all of the drama in the news headlines.

— Dwight

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Diverging bond markets: US & Canada

The Canadian bond market returned 3.52% in local currency in 2015, according to the FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index (modified duration 7.44 years). The US bond market returned 0.55% in local currency over the same period according to the Barclays US Aggregate index (modified duration 5.68 years). Why the big difference?

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Fourth quarter 2015 market overview

Global capital markets were generally positive in the fourth quarter as most major developed economies continued to strengthen on supportive central bank policies and lower fuel prices that boosted consumer spending. Canada was a notable exception, as the stock market and the dollar were badly battered by the ongoing drop in crude oil prices.

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Your guide to 2015 income tax

As you prepare to file your 2015 income tax return, this brochure will assist you in understanding the tax forms that you will receive from us and provide you with expected mailing dates for each form.

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RRSP and TFSA reminder

The deadline to contribute to your RRSP for the 2015 tax year is Monday, February 29, 2016.

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Dwight Jefferson, CIMA®
Senior Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0555 • Email

Tyler Steele, CFA
Senior Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0554 • Email

Paul Rietkerk, CIM, FMA
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0562 • Email

Neil Kumar
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0406 • Email

Wendy Lloyd
Tel.: 604.640.0556 • Email

Jessica Dewey
Tel.: 604.640.0405 • Email

Brenda Geib, BA
Tel.: 604.640.0559 • Email

Richardson GMP Limited
500 – 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5

Toll Free: 1.866.640.0400
Fax: 604.640.0300

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