Mortgage Backed Securities, Explained

Mortgage Backed Securities, Explained

Mortgage-backed securities are bond-like investments made up of a pool of mortgages. When you purchase a mortgage-backed security, you’re buying a small portion of a collection of loans that a government-sponsored entity or a financial institution has packaged together for sale. Investors may refer to these loans as MBS, which stands for mortgage-backed securities. Investing […]

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How to Spot an Up-and-Coming Neighbourhood

You’ve probably heard the saying that you shouldn’t buy the best house on the block. But everyone’s always looking for a deal, and in a fast-moving housing market, buyers especially are looking for a ‘diamond in the rough’: a good home in a not-so-good neighbourhood that they can buy for a steal and then sit […]

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What Are Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)?

What Are Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS)?

Inflation, or a sustained period of rising consumer prices, can take a bite out of investor portfolios and reduce purchasing power as the prices of goods and services increase. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, are one way to hedge against inflation in a portfolio. These government-issued securities are inflation-protected bonds that adjust in tandem with […]

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Design Studio Tips for New Homes

Buying a home on concept involves the additional step of customizing its interior, inside out. Many major home developers have design studios where the different finishes and upgrades can be viewed. The design studio process can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. This also gives you the perfect opportunity to ensure that your home is […]

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Understanding the Gold Silver Ratio

Understanding the Gold Silver Ratio

The gold-silver ratio is the price of the silver and gold relative to each other. Initially, the gold-silver price relationship was fixed at a certain ratio but over time it began to fluctuate as information traveled faster and external variables weighed on their value. It’s a measurement that’s been around for thousands of years. Understanding […]

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