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Where is the Bottom?

What's down with the market? Is there any upside to be had? We choose positivity and optimism for our market forecast. Read on for why.

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Is the Sky Falling?

Headlines on investments seem to be all red, bears and scary charts. Is the sky really falling? We think not.

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March 2022 Newsletter - How Does the War in the Ukraine Affect Us?

It is truly a terrible turn of events that Russia has gone to war with the Ukraine. It is certainly painful to watch the images that come out of what was a lovely and productive nation. We are heartbroken for those suffering through this conflict. Pivoting our role as advisors, we consider what it means for our clients.

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Volatility: Our 2022 Road Trip Just Started - Did We Get a Flat Tire Already?

The start of 2022 hasn’t been kind to us as investors. As of Friday Sept 21st, early afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite price indices are down approximately 5%, 7%, and 11%, respectively since the calendar changed to 2022. The NASDAQ has also fallen into correction territory, as it is down more than 10%. What are the reasons for the market weakness? We believe that the change in sentiment can be tied to the uncertainty around the path of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s rate hikes. The consensus now believes that the Fed will increase rates four times instead of two to fight against elevated levels of inflation. That has resulted in a 32-basis point jump in the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield. The Canadian market looks similar.

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