Market Comments:

December 04, 2023 |Nick Hamilton
Over the past 20 months, the proverbial ‘boogie man’ has most certainly been inflation and the interest rate increases which have totaled 5.25% over the same period. This, in addition to the Russia/Ukraine Conflict, also added to negative sentiment. Most...
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Strong Household Savings = A Strong Consumer

August 12, 2021 |Nick Hamilton
One of the metrics I have followed in the last number of months has been the household savings rate in the US and Canada. Since the onset on the pandemic, this metric has somewhat been turned on its head as governments have provided massive stimulus and...
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It's Time to Become Less Distanced From Your Financial Affairs

September 22, 2020 |Nick Hamilton
It’s Time to Become Less Distanced From Your Financial Affairs By now we have all become accustomed to going about our lives with physical and social distancing protocols everywhere. That said, one thing is abundantly clear to me as a local financial...
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Market Recoveries: Using History as a Guide

April 08, 2020 |Nick Hamilton
Market Recoveries: Using History as a Guide These are certainly interesting times we are living in. It’s a highly unusual situation as we collectively work together to focus on slowing the pace of infections. Health is our focus as it should be. Health...
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Range of Stock Market Returns - Short Term vs Longer Term

January 09, 2019 |Nick Hamilton
With the ongoing market volatility, I wanted to share some perspective on stock returns. Please see the attached chart from JP Morgan. Short term, the behavior of stocks can sometimes be viewed as erratic, with a wide range of return outcomes over shorter...
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