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Reading between the lines of the stock market rally

June 08, 2023 |Kelly Bogdanova and Ben Graham, CFA

The S&P 500’s narrow leadership has camouflaged fairly paltry returns from most of the index. How may the phenomenon impact the investing environment?

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Thoughts On ... The Five

June 05, 2023 |Karen Barasch
This week, we are going to dance around a few different issues (five to be exact) in rapid fire fashion, so let’s get to it. One – We have a deal! We won’t spend much time on this one except to say – the U.S. once again went to the brink of utter stupidity...
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Thoughts On ... House of Bricks

May 26, 2023 |Matt Barasch

It has been a challenging year for the Canadian housing market. This week we discuss RBC Economics' thoughts on the current situation.

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Mixed message

May 25, 2023 |Joseph Wu, CFA

Some recent data suggest the global economic expansion is intact, while other clues indicate caution is warranted. What does that mean for investors?

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Thoughts On ... All About That Bass

May 12, 2023 |Matt Barasch
All About that Bass We will readily admit that when we sat down to write this week’s missive, we did not know who Meghan Trainor was. This is not a criticism of Ms. Trainor, but rather more of a commentary on our tastes in classic rock and the fact that...
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Matt's Market Minute: Inflation's Coming Down

May 12, 2023 |Karen Barasch

A brief breakdown on the status of inflation.

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Not out of the woods

May 11, 2023 |Kelly Bogdanova

The U.S. equity market is purring along, but the threat of market volatility remains. We look at three lingering risks investors should keep in mind.

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Dancing on the (Debt) Ceiling

Thoughts On ... Dancing on the (Debt) Ceiling

April 28, 2023 |Matt Barasch
Back in the 1980’s, Lionel Richie was a thing. After a successful career in the 70’s with the Commodores, Richie embarked on a solo career that brought multiple number one albums and singles, including the single “Hello”, which has one of the funniest/creepiest...
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Thoughts On ... Canada Temp Check

April 21, 2023 |Matt Barasch
This week, we ask Canada to, “Open up and say Ahhh”, as we take a temperature check on a variety of important indicators. For this, we will lean heavily on the wonderful work of RBC Economics. Housing From the peak in the middle of the 2022, home prices...
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Thoughts On .... The Green Lantern

April 14, 2023 |Matt Barasch
The Green Lantern Before you get upset and proclaim – this isn’t going to be some geeky superhero-filled commentary given the title – relax – we will not color this discussion with thoughts of Superman or Wonder Woman or the strangest superhero of them...
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