It's not supposed to work this way right?

October 26, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
"Short memories make for irrational investors" I wish I could say that quote came from some well known financial scholar, but it didn't. Matter of fact, I'm not quite sure whether I read it somewhere or just came up with it on my own (likely the former)...
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Snowbirds need to know: US tax changes

October 23, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Trump's tax package (changes) brought significant overhaul to the US tax system with much fanfare. Some lesser talked about changes might have affected the way snowbirds think about owning property. The advisor article attached here looks at a few key...
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Real estate for everyone: you should read this

October 19, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Back on October 4th, Veritas Investment research (one of our analyst providers) held their 7th Annual Great Canadian Real Estate Conference at the Albany Club in Toronto. People keep referring to a plunging R/E market (see my post from earlier this week...
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Digitizing your business

October 18, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Yesterday, I was fortunate to be in attendance at the BB9 (Business Before 9) breakfast, an event put on by the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal. They had a great panel of entrepreneurs on hand to speak to the audience, but an interesting...
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Record LOW 111 single family homes sold in Vancouver

October 16, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
That's right.....you read the title correctly. Only 111 in September 2018. Remember all of the policy levers the Bank of Canada and the federal government were pulling to curb lending and housing prices? Well, now that rates are going up quickly (relatively...
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Do you even remember Dow 24,000?

October 15, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
It wasn't that long ago you know. We were talking about the benchmark industrial index topping this number back in November 2017 (the index crossed the 24K threshold on Nov 30 2017 to be exact). The recent corrective behavior has seen the index drop to...
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It's about balance

October 11, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
It's been a short work week here in Canada, but there is no shortage of market activity to talk about. The volatility and corrective behaviour seen over the past 2 sessions is an excellent reminder of the benefit of discipline and balance in portfolio...
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Populism or just disappointment?

October 09, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
A great opinion piece that I read over the weekend published in the Globe last week. You can find the link right here. There are a number of subtle and not so subtle truths that can be found here, and it makes me think as to how we can invest, and guard...
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Investing: What do the US Midterms usually mean?

October 08, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
An excellent take from RBC's portfolio advisory group. Historically, the year after the midterm elections has been the best year for the stock market, regardless of the outcome. The Wall Street Journal notes that the S&P 500 has increased 15% on average...
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The Village People's NAFTA

October 04, 2018 |Jeremy Goldfarb
I couldn't resist. I simply cannot say the newly minted free trade agreement initials without the sound of the village people creeping into my head. I'm doomed everyday until they change the name. I would scrap it on that alone. Jokes aside, a quick hit...
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