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“Markets love volatility” – Christine Lagarde Last week, we advised that the weekly brief will only consist of market numbers until the completion of tax season on April 30th. However, we wanted to provide some perspective on the recent market pullback. Bloomberg has written a great article on the recent volatility. Throughout the current nine-year… Read More

“Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth, and they lead to lower prices on many goods” – Robert Reich Please note that starting next week until the end of April, our weekly update will simply consist of the weekly and year-to-date market numbers. Stock Markets Drop on Tariff Worries Sabre-rattling between the United States… Read More

“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing” – Jean-Baptiste Colbert Continued Political Turmoil in the White House – and Abroad – Tempers Markets President Trump’s softening tariff stances – offering exemptions for Canada and Mexico – have led… Read More

“As history has repeatedly proven, one trade tariff begets another, then another – until you’ve got a full-blown trade war. No one ever wins, and consumers always get screwed” – Mark McKinnon Bank of Canada Holds Key Rate Steady Citing “growing trade uncertainty”, the Bank of Canada announced they would hold rates steady on Wednesday…. Read More