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October 2020 Market Update

Today I talk about some interesting developments in the mortgage market, economic truths across the world of course, the U.S. election. {{CODEpodcastS2E2}} Cheap Interest & Your Home U.S. 30 year mortgage rates are incredibly low, around 3.01%. Yes, for the next...

The Monthly – September 2020

As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier. The world was basically shut down due to a global pandemic, kids worldwide not attending in-person school, a hot button US election with the chances of the incumbent president likely to reject the results if he loses and now the US...

The Monthly – August 2020

We had another phenomenal month in August with the US S&P 500 up 7.0%, the NASDAQ up 9.6% and US industrials were up 8.5% and adjusted for USDCAD currency changes US industrials was up 5.8%. The Canadian TSX was up 2.1% in August. My preference for the US has been...

The Monthly June 2020

The news with the economy seems to be going in opposite directions from the stock markets. I can't help but ask why and try and find an answer. Let's look at some economic data first. US retail sales are on a solid uptrend, that's positive. Inflation across most of...

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

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

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

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

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

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 his...