Bitcoin as an investment

May 17, 2022 |Robert Thomson

Bitcoin is not a currency, nor is it even an asset.... at some point it will go to zero or close to it. The Achilles heel for Bitcoin is the environmental problem.

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Recent Market Volatility

May 10, 2022 |Robert Thomson

Inflation and the prospect of rising interest rates has spooked the markets.  We’ve entered a point where the market is trading more on good news vs bad news as opposed to valuation …

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Managing a portfolio in times of Geopolitical uncertainty

February 28, 2022 |Robert Thomson

For a situation like we are seeing now, our Fight or flight instincts can compel us to take action when we feel threatened, and that usually coincides with what turns out to be the worst time to take action. 

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Tech Market, Inflation and Interest rates

January 26, 2022 |Robert Thomson

The pullback is most prominent in the tech sector. Investors are grappling with what the effects of rising rates and inflation will have on these companies. This is nothing new.

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A market update with Jim Allworth

October 16, 2020 |Robert Thomson
Mark Bayko and Jim Allworth from the Global Portfolio Advisory Committee provide an update on the investment outlook. Their conversation examines the economic progress made to date, upcoming U.S. elections, thoughts for the year ahead, and some things...
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The fall outlook

September 22, 2020 |Robert Thomson

Looking forward the next few months, we are starting to see more positive signs. The data coming out is signaling that the economy has a foothold.

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RBC CM's Head of US Equity Strategy discusses her concerns with the current Market

July 23, 2020 |Robert Thomson

Lori Calvasina, RBC Capital Markets’ Head of U.S. Equity Strategy has a 10 Minute discussion regarding her concerns with the disconnect between the current market. 

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Elevated markets and the three types of companies influencing it

July 15, 2020 |Robert Thomson

Below is a video I recorded discussing the elevated state of the markets and how there are three different types of companies influencing it.

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The Markets have blinders on

June 02, 2020 |Robert Thomson

It seems that despite all the bad new coming out the market seems to continue to go up. It seems to have blinders on and is ignoring it.  Why is that happening? Is there a drop coming? How should we be investing right now?

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8 Ways COVID Will Transform the Economy and Disrupt Every Business

May 22, 2020 |Robert Thomson
John Stackhouse and RBC Economics have published a article looking at the changes in human behaviour and how we see the economy and businesses changing. This is a fascinating article, and I encourage you to read it. 8 Ways COVID Will Transform the Economy...
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