Coronavirus Bring Down The Market

February 28, 2020
Markets retracted amid an international coronavirus spread as economic and financial panic comes mainly from the uncertainty of the future and extent of the damage. The once thought contained coronavirus has seeped over international borders and is starting to spread globally, this along with other issues are beginning to take a toll on the global markets.

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Politics Reign Supreme in October

November 18, 2019

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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The Positive Momentum for Global Markets

January 11, 2018

As the yearly returns can attest this year has been something rarely seen, SIMULTANEOUS GLOBAL GROWTH.  The economic numbers from around the world have been steady as the result of monetary stimulus taking hold and elevating the markets.  Not surprisingly, equities have been the place to be, because with new money being pushed into the market (quantitative easing) and zero or negative interest rates (guaranteed losing return); where else could you get a return on your investment?

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Political Woes Haven’t Affected Global Markets

July 7, 2017

With Dutch and recent French elections going according to plan and Donald Trump firing the FBI director for investigating his dealings with Russia, it’s hard to sometimes remind ourselves that the global economy matters more than politics. The health of the US economy and earnings matter more than the recent political woes and the Federal Reserve’s constant spotlight.

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The Market Goes Up On Spring Break!

April 9, 2017

We decided to combine February and March in this issue as there weren’t as many headlines in February to discuss. March was a less impressive month compared to a fantastic February. In February the global economy rebounded with China leading the way. In March, we received mixed results from major economies with the exception of Germany and Hong Kong realizing strong economic results.

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