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Election Results Justin Trudeau’s Liberals survived a difficult election year to emerge with a minority government after Monday’s vote. The Liberals won 157 seats (a loss of 27 seats), beating the 121 seats (a gain of 22 seats) for Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives.  Jagmeet Singh’s New Democratic Party won 24 seats, the Bloc Québécois won 32… Read More

“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants” – Kevin James Third Quarter Market Recap Many of the main themes that have affected global asset markets in 2019 – including U.S.-China trade tensions, political uncertainty due to the Brexit negotiations, and slowing economic activity – continued in the third quarter, resulting in somewhat… Read More

“Unemployment is an integral part of the normal capitalist system” – Michael Kalecki U.S. Unemployment falls to 50-Year Low, Easing U.S. Recession Worries Market volatility on the heels of impeachment proceedings news pushed markets lower for the week. However, investors were buoyed by the U.S. unemployment report, which showed unemployment fell to a 50-Year low,… Read More

“The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the (wo)man without punishing the office” – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. How Have Markets Reacted to Previous Impeachment Processes? With news this week that the U.S. House of Representatives will open impeachment investigations on President Trump, you may be wondering how, if at… Read More

“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy” – Spike Milligan   The Importance of Budgeting Regularly updating your budget is always advisable. Your budget is your financial checkup – helping you determine if your monthly cashflow is positive or negative – and accurately detailing your expenditures can help… Read More