Thursday, March 16, 2017

Frontload your life

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March 16th., 2017

Volume 22, Issue 05

Dear Friends and Partners,

Frontloading… I associated this term with the bulk of fees paid upfront when investing in managed funds and various paper assets. Then I stumbled across an article that uses this term as a way to invest early, do the hardworking upfront and reap the rewards later.

Its sage advice to start early, invest as much as you can and grow your assets from as young an age as possible. But, not everyone does. In the article (link below) that promotes this - it takes a rather naive spin on it, but the basics are right. I say naive because all sorts of s*it can and will hit the fan that you have to adjust to in life.

Thrifty, money minded Millennials promote staying at home and saving money before going out on their own. Sure, we did it differently and it worked. These guys will do it there way and it should work out too - unless of course they want to live in 250 sqft ergonomic, recycled, biodegradable communal boxes, then the plan may need readjustment…

Good advice for the younglings though: "Frontloading your life is working hard now so that you don’t have to work so hard later. It’s kind of like making a snowball. At first you’re packing the snow and rolling the ball around to make it bigger. After a little work your ball starts to roll down a hill and gets bigger and bigger and bigger, all on its own.”  Read it here.

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Shell’s high-tailing is annoying, but there is lots to like about the Canadianization of the oil sands

By Claudia Cattano, Financial Post, March 14th., 2017

After a couple of decades of globalization, the oilsands are back to being owned and run by a tight oligopoly of Canadian companies.

The rush of foreign players brought capital, research and development, employment and an international flavour to the industry. But it also pushed up costs because of an escalation of competition, moved control and profits abroad, slowed down decision making and attracted a lot of bad publicity to the deposits by making them the poster child for the international anti-fossil fuel movement. READ MORE HERE 


Tough times remain even as turnaround year predicted for Alberta economy
“It’s going to take quite some time before it gets back to where it was before the crash in oil prices."

By CBC News, March 10th, 2017

The worst may be over for Alberta's economy but 2017 will still feel like "tough times" for many people living in the province, says the Conference Board of Canada's chief economist.Craig Alexander discussed Alberta's economy — expected to lead the nation in growth this year at 2.8 per cent — during a conference in Calgary on Friday.   GRAB THIS ARTICLE


Economy may be improving, but many Alberta oil patch jobs will never come back

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press, March 1st, 2017

Tens of thousands of oil and gas workers laid off during the downturn have been waiting for the patch to get back on its feet, but many of the jobs could be gone for good.

A rapid change in technology is playing out across the industry, after plummeting crude prices that began in 2015 forced companies to cut jobs and other costs wherever they could over the past two years.

Now, with oil holding steady above US$50 a barrel since December after having bottomed out to about $26 in early 2016, energy analysts say the growth of automation and other labour-saving efficiencies could hold back many jobs from returning with the economic recovery. FOLLOW THIS STORY


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