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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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

November Newsletter - Acknowledging the Anxiety

Published by Zoe Adrian on Nov 05, 2018

Markets have been very volatile this fall, sliding 6.9% in October.  We know it has caused you some anxiety.  One of the questions we all ask ourselves is:  should I react to this or stick with my long-term... Continue reading

The Bumpy Ride

Published by Scott Blair on Oct 11, 2018

With the recent Market Volatility we wanted to send out a quick note.   While there are worries in the economy, the fundamentals are still strong. Unemployment in the US is now 3.7%, the lowest since ... Continue reading

September Newsletter - Global Economy, Still good but not as good as it was

Published by Scott Blair on Sep 06, 2018

We are of the opinion that the current global economic conditions are likely to remain favourable over the coming six to twelve months. That being said, there is reason for caution. While recent investor... Continue reading

Impatience is Wasting Our Money

Published by Zoe Adrian on Aug 29, 2018

The pace of the world is getting faster and faster – we’re all trying to keep up.  I catch myself spending money to save time – buying lunch at work instead of making one in the morning (not my sharpest... Continue reading

Your Password Has Probably Been Stolen

Published by Zoe Adrian on Jul 16, 2018

Mine has (for my personal email).  So has everyone else’s here at the office.  How do we know?  You can check it out at a website:  Have I been Pwned.  Enter your email address there and you will be find... Continue reading