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March 26, 2019

 
 
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The close: Energy stocks push TSX lower
The close: Energy stocks push TSX lower
Benchmark U.S. Treasury debt yields fell to their lowest since late 2017 on Monday and a gauge of world stocks dropped for a second straight session on persistent concerns over global economic growth.

 
The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield fell below 2.4 per cent for the first time since December 2017. Germany’s benchmark 10-year bond yield slid back into negative territory.

 
MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.46 per cent, after it posted on Friday its biggest one-day drop in about three months. Wall Street’s main indexes ended little changed during a choppy session after falling sharply on Friday.

 
 
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‘Trusted contact person’ policy to provide much needed clarity
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Joel Schlesinger

Managing clients’ emotions comes with the job description for financial advisors. But while most advisors are familiar with the challenges of keeping clients’ greed and fear in check, advisors are much less prepared to deal with individuals they suspect aren’t making rational decisions as a result of age-related illnesses such as dementia or some other unknown, underlying factor.

 
Although this challenge has been an issue for the financial services industry for some time, it’s cropping up increasingly now – especially as the core of many advisors’ businesses are comprised of seniors, who now largely outnumber children in Canada.

 
 
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Upstart jeweller makes wearable investments
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Shirley Won

Jewellery may be a fashion accessory, but Mene Inc. extols a traditional notion – that its gold or platinum charms, rings and bracelets can be investments, too.

 
The upstart luxury online retailer aims to disrupt the industry by selling its pure, 24-karat jewellery by gram weight and letting consumers monitor the value, which fluctuates daily with the spot price of its precious metals.

 
 
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