Weekly Comment- June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
***Before we begin – Over the summer months my goal is to write a series of editorials on either the BEHAVIORAL aspects of investing or the PROCESSES used to create portfolios. Hopefully these will provide some food for thought to help us all be better...
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Weekly Comment- June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
A Historic Week US inflation = +8.6% (Highest since 1981) Consumer Confidence U. of Michigan = 50 (Worst reading EVER) US credit card debt – Fastest increase EVER Grocery prices - +11.9% (fastest since 1979) Chicken prices - +17.4% (fastest EVER) Restaurants...
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Weekly Comment- June 9, 2022

June 09, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
Real World Statistics The weekly comments typically spend a lot of time focusing on markets, central banks and other financially oriented themes. This past weekend I found myself in a conversation with a friend and somehow we drifted into these types...
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Canada's housing markets rebalancing fast

June 09, 2022 |Robert Hogue
The wind is definitely shifting—and becoming a lot chillier—for Canada’s housing market. Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Hamilton were among the areas experiencing significant pullbacks in home resale activity in May. For many of them this represented...
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Weekly Comment- June 3, 2022

June 03, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
A Picture of How Financial Markets Once Functioned Saw this picture on social media last week. It really captured my attention. Let me share with you a few thoughts. First, notice how the girls are sitting and watching the entire spectacle. If I had to...
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Weekly Comment- May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
Buying the Mythical Bottom Every investor would love to ride the BULL market higher, sell all their holdings at the top, and know exactly when to buy the exact day the market bottoms. That doesn’t happen…except on Twitter. What does happen by using a...
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Canadian inflation elevated but may be close to peak

May 18, 2022 |Claire Fan

We expect higher interest rates, both in Canada and abroad, will ultimately begin to cool demand and price pressures as the year progresses.

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Weekly Comment- May 17, 2022

May 16, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
Being Better “There are no bad mistakes if we learn from them.” After investing and trading in financial markets for nearly 34 years I can certainly attest to my share of mistakes. I can also attest to not being the quickest learner too. The activity...
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Weekly Comment- May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
A Happy Ending It is important that I begin this comment with a compliment to you all. The swings in stock and bond markets have been quite unsettling. This BEAR market has been much more typical in how it has unfolded as compared to 2020. In March 2020...
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Weekly Comment- May 6, 2022

May 06, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
How Does It Stop? Have you ever wondered how small/medium sized hedge funds try to gain an edge in the financial markets? If they are not large enough to pay for their own in-house research they have to go out and buy it. Of course they get the research...
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