June 2019

Identity theft of the recently deceased

A word of caution. Cyber criminals are monitoring obituaries and stealing identities. The police advice on minimizing identity theft is as follows, and we thought would be helpful to share. Here are some things to take care of as soon as possible after a loved one passes away.

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QV Update — Pulling the goalie

Tiny Thompson holds the record for the best winning percentage by any goalie in the NHL. Thompson’s performance between the pipes, however, was not the most remarkable thing about his career. During Game Two of the 1931 Stanley Cup semi-finals between Boston and Montreal, Thompson became the first goalie to be pulled in the history of the NHL. Down 1-0 late in the third period, Bruins coach Art Ross figured the extra attacker would improve his team’s odds of winning. What does pulling the goalie have to do with investing?

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Dr. Pippa Malmgren: Geopolitics is increasingly important for investors

Here is another podcast from Dr. Pippa Malmgren, who always has a different and prescient perspective on geopolitics of today. Worth a 20 minute listen.

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Being widowed and an executor:
A checklist

When drafting their wills, many people select their spouse or common-law partner to be a primary executor (or liquidator, in Quebec), which makes the widowed individual legally responsible for settling an estate. This can be a good option for more straightforward or modest estates that have little to no chance of involving conflict among beneficiaries.

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