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Wait. What's a Yield Curve and What just Happened?

Published by Scott Blair on Mar 29, 2019

Believe it or not, the bond market is a great predictor of the stock markets. It sounds odd but it is true and there are historical precedents for it.   Normally, the longer the term of the bond (10,20...

March Newsletter - The "R" word

Published by Scott Blair on Mar 09, 2019

The “R” Word   Recessions do not occur very often, which is a good thing. They are defined by two consecutive quarters of negative GDP. It hasn't happened for a long time. Canada has experienced a total...

When stock prices are falling, listen to Warren Buffett

Published by Zoe Adrian on Jan 02, 2019

As reported by Business Insider, stocks may be nearing a bear market, but now is not the time to panic:   At times like these, it's important to remember the oft-repeated advice of Warren Buffett: "Be...

December 2018 Newsletter - This too shall pass

Published by Scott Blair on Dec 20, 2018

  No doubt about it, 2018 has been a rough year on the equity markets.  It hasn’t been great for bonds either.  Here are the facts as of December 20, 2018.  These are all Year-to-Date figures.     Even...

Where is Santa Claus?

Published by Scott Blair on Nov 20, 2018

At time of writing the TSX is down about 7% year to date and the Dow and S&P are relatively flat.  For most of the year the TSX lagging the US markets by about 7%.  It was much more palatable a couple...