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Monthly Insight

Inflation vs. Returns July 2021
The demand for safe haven assets has surged as inflation fears begin to grow. Inflation is defined as a rise in the general price level so that the real value of money’s purchasing power declines.
Market Timing Mirage June 2021
Stock investors often hear about the axiom “sell in May and go away” around this time of year. It implies that investors should sell their stocks in early May and buy them back in late October at a lower price.
Canadian Dollar Undergoing Huge Transition May 2021
The global financial markets are intertwined into one gigantic and convoluted web. This is especially evident with the relationship between currencies and bond spreads (which are the difference between various countries’ bond interest rates).
After One Year April 2021
As the global economy struggles to find its way and volatility has once again erupted in the markets, investors can benefit from a little perspective. Investing through this turbulence has been painful.
It’s Been A Drag March 2021
Since 2013, the Canadian stock market has been in a major funk when compared to the U.S. stock market. Relative performance comparisons have been just plain ugly.
Prospect for Hope February 2021
Usually, it is not the most intelligent investors that prevail but the ones who are able to stay calm within the storm. All investors would like to know the future but they never can.
The Other January Effect January 2021
Most investors have heard of the January Effect, which is the observation that January has historically been the best month to be invested in stocks.
Quick Plunges / Sharp Rebounds December 2020
Dramatic and sudden declines in stock markets are rare and can be painful initially. These situations are often the final straw for quite a few investors who decide it is time to throw in the towel and head for the sidelines.
Yield Thirsty Investors should look at Stock Dividends November 2020
Interest rates are hitting all-time lows due to COVID-19 fears. There is a very distinct possibility that interest rates are going to stay low for much longer than was previously anticipated.
Monthly Market Enthusiasm October 2020
When investors discuss the worst month for stock market performance most think of October.

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