February 7, 2019

While December 2018 was one of the worst in history for global equity markets the start to 2019 has been one of the best as the chart below shows.

From the start of December till now the Canadian Market (TSX) is up just over 2.5% and the U.S. market is down slightly at...

January 30, 2019

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January 23, 2019

No beating around the bush… 2018 was not a good year for almost all types of investments.  Cash was king in 2018 (who knew).

See below for the 2018 basic indices.

As you can see, there are a few places to hide even with investment grade bonds barely breaking even.

I am no...

January 16, 2019

I would not be surprised to see another 3-5% pullback in equities before a move higher. This is not what anyone wants to hear BUT we are not experiencing anything out of the ordinary.

December 12, 2018

For this ‘for what it’s worth’ I am going to try to break down the various investments that make up many peoples accounts.  I will try to give an idea of their current value on a statement (called price to market), the income being generated, and the future value which...

December 10, 2018

The pullback from this recession is nothing compared to recent recessions. Come and read the latest blog by Argosy to hear more.

December 3, 2018

For 35 years (until about 18 months ago) we have been in a declining interest rate environment.  If you bought a 30 year bond at that time you would have earned about 13.85% a year for the next 30 years and then received your money back (you also could have sold t...

November 19, 2018

After 2 years of ‘steady’ returns with only small bumps in the road VOLATILITY (the bad kind) returned late September and is still with us.

If your first reaction (after opening your October statement) is to pick up the phone and say ‘what happened’ ( and I totally get...

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