The Monthly: May 2020

The Monthly: May 2020

I think it is required that I highlight some of the recent news going on in the United States right now with racial inequality and police brutality with respect to the markets. It is incredibly sad to see loss of life and the poor treatment of others. It is a highly...
The Monthly: April 2020

The Monthly: April 2020

April has been a crazy month with some markets having their best in decades while others had their worst ever. Companies are pulling their guidance and many analysts have stopped updating their estimates and guidance too. The stock market rally is likely fueled by a...
Monthly January 2020

Monthly January 2020

With 2019 behind us I wanted to point out the difference in performance of the Canadian TSX and US markets S&P 500. This talks about the importance of having a purpose behind investing and while not all years will work out in the desired way, it proposes that...
Monthly December 2019

Monthly December 2019

December and January market info seemed to be more news driven than data driven.  Overall perspective is weakness in Canada and strength in the US. This can be seen in the comparative returns between the US S&P 500 (up 28.9% in 2019 not including dividends) versus...
Monthly November 2019

Monthly November 2019

The markets can be interesting with the Canadian TSX and US S&P500 both up around 3.4% in October, the US index was up 25.3% and the Canadian index was up 18.97% for the year until Nov. 30,2019 not including dividends. It is important to look both at the short and...
Monthly October 2019

Monthly October 2019

Halloween finished up and I can’t help but wonder if Trump and China are both putting on masks to have better rhetoric but lack substance and follow through. With the election coming up I also wonder if Trump will look for a deal that lacks the follow through of...