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Negative-yielding debt reaches $17 trillion

Markets | Sep 26, 2019

Negative bond yields occur when issuers of debt are paid to borrow. This unusual situation has taken financial markets by storm as negative-yielding debt recently reached an unprecedented $17,000,000,000,000 globally. What drives negative yields? The Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank have set interest rates below zero for…

Brad Willems wins Planned Giving Consultant of the Year Award

Community | Sep 12, 2019

Abbotsford, BC  |  For Immediate Distribution The Donor Motivation Program® is pleased to award Brad Willems with the Planned Giving Consultant of the Year award at the recent Planned Giving Summit held in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, September 6, 2019. === Last week, The Donor Motivation Program® Planned Giving Consultants…

Beggar Thy Neighbour

Markets | Aug 30, 2019

A beggar-thy-neighbor economic policy is when one country attempts to remedy its economic problems by means that tend to worsen the economic problems of other countries. In the last few weeks, the trade war has morphed into a potential currency war, in which countries devalue their currencies to get a…

An Evening to Remember

Events | Aug 16, 2019

On Friday, August 9th, clients and friends of the Willems Wealth Planning Group gathered to enjoy the Abbotsford International Airshow, Canada’s premier aviation festival that’s hosted right here in our local skies.  Since 1962, millions of spectators have watched the finest civilian and military aerobatic performances in the world. People…