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January 24, 2024

FOURTH QUARTER 2023

During the 11th century, King Canute ruled over medieval England, Denmark, and Norway.
According to legend, King Canute was constantly showered with affection by his subjects. However,
as time passed, he grew weary of the flattery from his courtiers who claimed he had

September 30, 2023

Third Quarter 2023

During the 18th century, the North American fur trade was booming. To capitalize on a profitable trade route into North America, Russia had prudently established a settlement in Alaska. However, as the fur trade dwindled, Russia’s interest in the expensive endeavour of maintaining their Alaskan presence was waning.

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.

June 30, 2023

Second Quarter 2023

In 1848, American pioneer James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill, igniting the great California Gold Rush. Droves of amateur and professional prospectors from around the globe ventured to California hoping to claim their piece of the wealth.

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.

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