Investments

What Has Changed at the Fed?

Gary Pzegeo, CFA
March 28, 2019

What's behind the Fed's recent change in outlook, and what does it mean for the market?
Wealth Strategies

The Pros and Cons of Credit Cards

Cathy Schnaubelt
March 27, 2019

Credit cards can be a great addition to your day-to-day financial plan. However, when used irresponsibly, credit cards can quickly erode your credit and financial health. Before opening multiple cards, consider the pros and cons.
Investments

FOMC Maintains Short Rates, Confirms A Dovish Policy Shift

Gary Pzegeo, CFA
March 21, 2019

Short term interest rate markets have placed very low odds on a move at today’s meeting of the Federal Reserve since disruption took hold of broader financial markets in the middle of December 2018.
Wealth Strategies

Helpful Considerations For Giving Gifts And Funding Expenses

Cathy Schnaubelt
March 21, 2019

Gifting assets or paying for a loved one’s educational or medical expenses can be a fulfilling and tax-efficient way to transfer wealth during your lifetime. Check out our latest blog post to find out how you might be able to do so without triggering a large tax bill.
Investments

4 Reasons Businesses Should Consider Refinancing

Patrick Putman
March 18, 2019

CIBC Commercial Banking works with businesses to identify ways to reduce borrowing costs and grow more efficiently. Here are four reasons you should consider refinancing your business loan or line of credit, even in a rising rate environment.
Wealth Strategies

Three Challenges That Can Disrupt Your Strategic Giving Plan (And How to Handle Them)

Cathy Schnaubelt
March 08, 2019

Like other parts of your financial plan, your strategic giving plan isn’t complete once it’s been implemented. To be effective, you’ll need to continually monitor progress and make adjustments when necessary.
Investments

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

Dan Skolochenko
March 05, 2019

TIPS can provide inflation protection in a rising-price environment, but do they make sense for everyone? Read on to learn how TIPS help investors maintain purchasing power as inflation rises, yet present unique tax challenges that investors should consider before purchasing.
Wealth Strategies

Six Financial Issues To Discuss Before Getting Married

Cathy Schnaubelt
February 28, 2019

If you’re considering marriage, it’s important to discuss where you and your partner stand on the following financial issues before making it official.
Investments

What Is Driving the Change In Investor Sentiment?

Bill Norris
February 27, 2019

The rebound in risk assets since the end of December has investors wondering if the recovery in markets has moved too quickly and scratching their heads to figure out what has changed.
Investments

Behavioral Finance: It’s All In Your Mind

Scott Burg, CFA, CAIA
February 26, 2019

Have you ever felt like you are your own worst enemy when it comes to investing? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s a foundational truth of behavioral finance, the psychological study of financial decision-making. When it comes to investing, humans routinely make mistakes due to mental shortcuts and emotional biases. To better understand the role of emotions in investing, we talked with...
Wealth Strategies

Managing Sudden Wealth

Barry Berlin, CFA
February 22, 2019

Anyone experiencing sudden wealth should follow a few basic guidelines to avoid making impulse or emotionally-driven decisions that can quickly backfire.
Wealth Strategies

9 Ways To Gift Your Assets To Charity

Cathy Schnaubelt
February 21, 2019

Regardless of your motivations, if you’re considering incorporating charitable giving into your financial plan, it’s important to understand the various ways you can give to maximize impact while reaping the applicable benefits.
Dan Sullivan

Case Study: Helping A Company—And Its Executives—Through Transition

Dan Sullivan
February 19, 2019

When a client comes to us for guidance on these issues, we take an all-hands-on-deck approach by bringing in experts from our banking and private wealth management teams to evaluate the situation from all angles.
Firm News

CIBC Private Wealth Management Wins Private Asset Management’s Award for Best Investment Platform

Eric Propper, CFA
February 14, 2019

On February 7, CIBC Private Wealth Management received its seventh investment-related Private Asset Management Award. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and the recognition we’ve received from PAM since it launched its award program in 2011.
Wealth Strategies

What To Do After You’ve Purchased A Life Insurance Policy

Cathy Schnaubelt
February 14, 2019

Many factors go into purchasing a life insurance policy that suits your needs. And, like any part of your overall financial plan, your insurance program doesn’t end once you’ve decided on a policy and purchased it.