June 11, 2020

After spending most of May consolidating, stocks climbed higher in the final week (chart below).  In Canada, the stock market was up appx. 3% for the month (-12% for the year) , while in the US, the S&P 500 was up appx. 4% in May (-7% for the year). 

The S&P 500 in...

May 5, 2020

Good afternoon,

Investors should be pleased to open their April statements - with the stock market having it’s best one-month showing since 1987!

After plunging into bear market territory in record time in March, equities recouped over half of their losses in April - ano...

April 2, 2020

 

Legendary Active Manager - Peter Lynch on market Volatility

Peter Lynch is an American investor, mutual fund manager, and philanthropist. As the manager of the Magellan Fund at Fidelity Investments between 1977 and 1990, Lynch averaged a 29.2% annual return, consistent...

I am certainly glad to see the beginning of Spring!  How lucky we have been to enjoy such great weather during this difficult time.  Our office is now in our third week of working from home – it has been a neat experience to discover how technology can still allow for...

Oh, how the good times can change quickly!

After what was shaping up to be a record start to 2020, the last week of February saw the sharpest market selloff in the equities since the downgrade of US sovereign debt back in August 2011.  This months email is understandabl...

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Markets continued to rise for the first month of 2020 (continuing the outstanding 2019 upward trend).

Much of the continuing optimism is based around some assurance from the US Federal Reserve that interest rates will stay low this year.  There is a long...

January 6, 2020

Welcome to 2020!

At the beginning of the new year, we take time to reflect on the past year and anticipate the ever-changing global landscape ahead of us. In a year that started in the wake of a ~20% correction with fearful investor sentiment, media outlets proclaiming...

December 3, 2019

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I hope that everyone is starting to get into the holiday spirit.  For investors, it seems that Santa Clause came early – the renewed optimism for a trade deal between the US and China (which started in mid-October), carried through for most of this past mo...

November 19, 2019

As we get closer to the end of the year and holiday time with friends & family, we wanted to

ensure you are aware of some strategies you can take advantage of in the next month.  It’s worth the short read, especially as we can help you Save Tax and qualify for Governmen...

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