Canada Becomes First to Lose AAA Status at Fitch on Virus Woes

Jun 29, 2020 |Mark Porretta
We have already begun to see the effects that Covid-19 has had on the global economy and Canada specifically. The government of Canada has done everything in their power to backstop the country in order to make this global pandemic as smooth as possible...
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Pandemic throws housing market off course

Apr 20, 2020 |Mark Porretta
In addition to COVID-19 affecting the stock market and the routines of our daily lives, we are beginning to see the effects it is having on the housing market in Canada. No different than the economy, real estate is showing some effects caused by social...
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Bring on the learning revolution!

Oct 04, 2019 |Mark Porretta
While in the office this week, I started thinking about this video I had watched a number of years ago that discusses a serious educational epidemic that we are facing in society. I wanted to watch the video back and see if the issues raised were solved...
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Why Work Doesn't Happen at Work

Jun 11, 2019 |Mark Porretta
My associate recently showed me this video that discusses why work doesn't happen at work. In this Ted Talk by Jason Fried, he discusses the issues that he finds of why people have trouble getting work done in the office. He touches on the fact that when...
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The future of the American Mall

May 03, 2019 |Mark Porretta
I'm guessing that you think you already know what I'm going to say. Physical stores are dying and the future of shopping is online. As time moves forward, I too adhere to this message. I came across an article published on Bloomberg this weekend that...
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Ray Dalio Says Capitalism's Income Inequality Is National Emergency

Apr 12, 2019 |Mark Porretta
Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and one of the worlds largest hedge funds, has declared a national emergency. However, he is not talking about a trade war or securing the southern border but rather the idea of losing the American dream. Dalio...
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