October 2018 – A lot of factors are at play as to why global markets have been so volatile recently. Whether its rising interest rates, contracting labour markets, rising oil prices, rising bond prices, trade or political tensions, it’s always important to be properly diversified across different asset classes and sizes, industries and geographical regions. Professional portfolio managers have the discipline to see past the emotion that often compels investors to do the wrong thing at the wrong time, and instead use sell offs like this to pick up great companies at bargain prices. Don’t miss this chance to rebalance your portfolio and take advantage of opportunities that may present themselves. And as always, don’t forget your objectives, risk tolerance and time horizon. When in doubt, consult your professional wealth advisor.