Market Review for Oct 2019

November 18, 2019

Politics Reign Supreme in October

This month brought us some interesting news from Canada, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won the Federal election to return for a second term as the leader of Canada. There has also been some progress in the US/China trade talks and the US Federal Reserve has decided to cut rates once again. We also came closer than ever to a BREXIT deal that eventually was shut down, but it shows there is at least some progress being made. Many of the major headlines have either concluded, are in the process of being resolved or shine a positive light towards the markets. This should give investors more predictability going forward which should drive markets higher.

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Market Review for Sep 2019

October 4, 2019

More Political Drama

Summer has now ended and we can now get back to business as usual. Once again, President Trump is on the hot seat to get impeached over a phone call with the Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Zelensky. It seems like only yesterday from the last impeachment process, how quickly time flies! This time, the accusation on President Trump is of withholding foreign aid in order to gain information about Joe Biden for the upcoming election. After reading the brief, it does not appear to have too much teeth, but the testimony the following day does show a little bending of the rules from the White House, which may show some foul play of others around the President.

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Market Review for Jun 2019

July 9, 2019

The Tariff Man Strikes Again

After a bumpy May, June brought some summer rays of hope. The global economic highlight was the G20 summit where some of the top world leaders from 19 nations and the European Union gather to discuss current topics and plans for the future. The optimism surrounding this meeting and comments from the US Federal Reserve has eased a bit of the tension in the markets and given investors a few reasons to remain calm.

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Market Review for May 2019

June 11, 2019

Trade War Is Starting To Be Felt

April was another strong month as the market continued its recovery from the lows of December. This continues to been driven by the topics we have covered in the previous market reviews of the year. This rise feels very similar to 2017 when the US equity markets faced very little opposition and continued to run higher and higher without a real pause or correction. While issues did present themselves, nothing materialized and then we had a bit of a move upwards to new highs. It is also worthy to point out the US Federal Reserve raised rates three times that year.

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Market Review for Apr 2019

May 18, 2019

Another Strong Month

April was another strong month as the market continued its recovery from the lows of December. This continues to been driven by the topics we have covered in the previous market reviews of the year. This rise feels very similar to 2017 when the US equity markets faced very little opposition and continued to run higher and higher without a real pause or correction. While issues did present themselves, nothing materialized and then we had a bit of a move upwards to new highs. It is also worthy to point out the US Federal Reserve raised rates three times that year.

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