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Sid Queler

Chief Growth Officer, CIBC Private Wealth

Hi, I'm Sid, Chief Growth Officer at CIBC Private Wealth. I'm pleased to introduce The Affluent Mind series, where I'll be sharing portfolio and wealth planning considerations for you―the investor.

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Simmering on the back burner: the national debt

The national debt of the United States is bigger than the American economy.

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China’s heightened regulatory oversight shakes investor confidence

China has the largest economy in the world, but it’s still an emerging market.

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The great investment strategy debate: active or passive management?

Understanding the difference between active and passive strategies is important.

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Tax proposals fill the air

The clamor of official and unofficial tax proposals can be overwhelming, but there are ways to prepare for any changes that may be ahead.

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The move toward clean energy

At least 110 countries have pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. Investors should consider what sectors of the market are likely to benefit from the change.

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Possible capital gains tax hike ahead

Here’s what you need to know to understand Biden's capital gains tax proposal, who it will affect and how it may impact markets.

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Part 2: Will the infrastructure plan help or hurt your portfolio?

Weighing the benefits of higher corporate tax rates and higher government spending.

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Part 1: Will the infrastructure plan help or hurt your portfolio?

Investors would do well to consider the potential impact of higher corporate tax rates on financial market returns.

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Commodities – A triple threat?

Commodities have the potential to hedge portfolios against inflation, deepen diversification and improve return potential.

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Is it 1999 again? Finding opportunity amidst irrational exuberance

Is your portfolio positioned to benefit from improving economic growth and rising interest rates?

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