This Is What You Pay Us For - Market Update

If you’ve opened a newspaper or kept an eye on the markets lately, you know that the last few weeks have been crazy. Volatility is back, and it’s back with a bang....

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COVID-19 Update

The coronavirus started in China, then spread to South Korea and Japan. Cruise ships have carried it; tourists have transported it. Now it’s in Italy, Iran, Thailand, Taiwan etc. It has infected almost 80,000 people and been fatal to over 2,600....

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Coronavirus Outbreak

By now, you have probably heard about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. As of now, there have been about 7,087 confirmed cases, with over 169 deaths....

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2019 Canadian Election Outcome

First things first. This is about the elections, but I promise – it’s not political. I figure you’ve had more than enough of that lately....

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Recession 101

For over a year now, economists have fretted about the possibility of a recession. The amount of evidence for one has waxed and waned, as good news and bad have jockeyed for attention. But recently, the signs in favor of a coming recession have start...

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New Tariffs 2019

After months of relative quiet, the trade war between the U.S. and China has erupted again in a big way. The markets are the most immediate casualty, with the Dow plunging over 600 points on Monday alone....

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April Market Recap

If you’re like most people, it’s probably not uncommon for you to plan your day or week based on the weather forecast.  For example, you might check the forecast, see that it’s supposed to be sunny, and decide to go fishing on Saturday......

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Market Flu 2018

It’s been a rough fourth quarter for the markets.  It seems like week after week, the major indexes – like the Dow and S&P 500 – get hammered by volatility.  These days, just about every news website you can find is packed with breathless headlines!...

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Trade War Update

For about a week after U.S. Thanksgiving, market volatility was like most people – sleepy and stuffed with turkey.  The markets themselves took advantage, with the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow all posting their biggest weekly gains in years....

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Post U.S. Midterm Volatility

“A player surprised is a player half-beaten.” – Chess Proverb The World Chess Championship is currently being played in London, and for the first time in decades, an American could be crowned as champion.  But this letter isn’t really about chess. ...

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