Market Commentary - August 2019

Aug 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
July was similar to the last few years; slow and uneventful. The same storyline continues with trade issues dragging on. We have issues with Iran holding up oil in the Strait of Hormuz and the President basking the Federal Reserve. Canada has basically...
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Market Commentary - July 2019

Jul 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
Everything we lost in May we managed to recoup in June yet it sure doesn’t feel like we are in the midst of good times. The European Union has kept up its loose monetary position and this has caused around 12 trillion dollars of European debt to sit in...
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Market Commentary - June 2019

Jun 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
May started off with a tweet that took the steam out of the market by revamping trade worries. We have a market distracted by news and not actual facts. We have lots of headline worries, be it China, Brexit or an inverted yield curve which has historically...
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Market Commentary - May 2019

May 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
April has seen both North American markets climb back to all-time highs. It was just a few months ago that a lot of noise was surrounding the market and this created an unnecessary selloff based on fear rather than fact. Throughout my career, I have witnessed...
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Market Commentary - April 2019

Apr 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
Like every year, we hear lots of “noise” about the markets and economy but, as the year progresses, a lot of the worries that were highlighted fade into silence without any real ill effects. At the end of last year, the market had a pretty healthy selloff...
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RBC Future Launch for Youth

Apr 04, 2019 |Jason Mychajluk, CIM
“RBC’s Future Launch” is their largest ever commitment to a social issue with $500 Million committed and the use of online forums and tools available to help youth have active employment opportunities and strong mental health. Click on the link below...
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Market Commentary - March 2019

Mar 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
Political events continue to be the story and the real data gets pushed aside, as we anticipated. The markets continue to drift higher even with all of the political noise. The worries of a recession have quieted down and the wall issue as well as the...
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The Wealthy Barber on why a DIY approach for executors is often unwise

Mar 04, 2019 |Samuel White

“Being an executor is a huge responsibility and frequently involves a tremendous amount of time and stress. Why not get help?”

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Market Commentary - February 2019

Feb 11, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM - Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Short-term market movements in any direction are usually based on daily news items, and trying to time them is a loser’s game in investing. Instead, we make a point of owning good quality companies so that, even if we never fully get out before a big...
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Market Commentary - January 2019

Jan 14, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM - Vice President, Portfolio Manager
The talk of recession amongst other political news contributed to a continued selloff in equites. When indiscriminate selling happens, investors and news outlets look for reasons. The idea of selling creates the illusion that someone with big money must...
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