GDP: The largest drop in history

Jul 30, 2020 |Jeremy Goldfarb
We are talking US GDP by the way. Not only the largest, but the quickest too. Completely artificial and self inflicted though which makes the Q2 number so incredibly difficult to understand. It also makes the path forward murky and complicated. The strangest...
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Tax payment deadline extension #2

Jul 28, 2020 |Jeremy Goldfarb
From the planning desk The CRA has extended the tax payment deadline for 2019 tax year related payments from its previously extended date of September 1, to a newly extended date of Sept 30. The CRA is also waiving interest on existing tax debts related...
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Markets too high 2.0 - more explanations and indexing

Jul 27, 2020 |Jeremy Goldfarb
From the investment desk As mentioned previously in this blog, the SP500 has really weathered the COVID storm well since its eye-watering drop earlier this year. The average stock in the SP500 is still down about 6% year to date, but that is not what...
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What to make of the housing market

Jul 22, 2020 |Jeremy Goldfarb
There has been a lot of debate about housing markets across this country as the pandemic continues into its 5th month (at least here in N.A). Specifically in Ottawa, we have seen record price increases, and anecdotally I can tell you that it is a battle...
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Wealth Tax

Jul 09, 2020 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Possibly the first shovel in the ground, on the road to digging the country out of the massive $340,000,000,000 hole that is being created by the federal government. The Wealth Tax has been floated in the past, but here is a look at what form it may take...
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Markets too high?

Jul 06, 2020 |Jeremy Goldfarb
FROM THE INVESTMENT DESK We can debate whether the public investment markets have valuations all wrong right now if you'd like, but that is not the purpose of today's entry. If you follow my writing, my position on this subject is well known. With that...
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Do Presidents steer markets?

Jul 03, 2020 |Jeremy Goldfarb
It's not too early to start thinking about the potential outcome for the US Presidential election. As much as we (Canadians) would like to believe that we are immune to the outcomes in the US, the smarter money would say no. As the US goes, so does Canada...
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