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September 18, 2023

Community Work | September 6, ...

Evans Investment Counsel is dedicated to more than just growing our clients’ wealth – we’re proud supporters of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), helping charitable donors maximize how much they are able to give via structured, tax-friendly charitable actions.

March 31, 2023

First Quarter 2023

Interest rates continued to rise higher this quarter. This brought fresh concerns for the economy as a whole and, in particular, liquidity in the banking sector. Not surprisingly, taking rates from 0.25% to 4.75% in the past year removed a lot of liquidity from the system, and we are now beginning to see the consequences.

December 31, 2022

2022 Annual Review

With 2022 now in the rearview mirror, we reflect on a year in which stocks and bonds finished significantly down. Investors have not seen a year with negative returns for both major asset classes in over fifty years, when rapid inflation in the mid‐1960s forced the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates.

September 30, 2022

Third Quarter 2022

The central banks of much of the developed world continue their most aggressive monetary tightening campaigns since the 1980s, and asset markets everywhere remain profoundly impacted.

June 30, 2022

Second Quarter 2022

During the most recent quarter, the S&P 500 experienced a 20% decline from peak levels and officially entered a bear market. The tech‐heavy NASDAQ index fared even worse and has now fallen 30% since the beginning of the year.

March 31, 2022

First Quarter 2022

Just as the world was finally beginning to move on from the COVID‐19 pandemic, it was hit by the shock of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February. The ensuing violence and tragic humanitarian crisis quickly spurred many of the world’s nations to impose severe sanctions on Russia and its economy.

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