The You First Blog

The last decade was very rewarding for investors and at almost 11 years, we are still in the midst of the longest U.S. bull market ever. However, most major economies are exhibiting late-cycle signs and are posting lower GDP growth. This stage precedes a recession and is typically characterized by economic activity that is still positive but slowing. Interest… Read More

“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” – Boris Johnson Boris Johnson’s Tories Win Decisive Majority in UK Election Boris Johnson has won another term as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. His Tories gained 66 seats, improving from 299… Read More

We hope you all enjoyed your summer. The weather in Vancouver was not always perfect, but a smoke-free August was certainly appreciated! Here is where markets stand for 2019 (year-to-date return as of August 30. Foreign market returns are expressed in Canadian dollar terms): –TSX (Canada): 14.8% –DOW Jones (U.S.): 10.5% –S&P 500 (U.S.): 13.9%… Read More

“Trade does not require force. Free trade consists simply in letting people buy and sell as they want to buy and sell. It is protection that requires force, for it consists in preventing people from doing what they want to do” – Henry George Boris Johnson Confirmed as New British Prime Minister In the wake… Read More

“We really can’t forecast all that well, and yet we pretend that we can, but we really can’t” – Alan Greenspan 2019 Mid-Year Outlook During this time of year, most investment firms release a mid-year or 3rd quarter market outlook. As usual, some indicators are supportive of a rising market, while others are not. We’ve culled… Read More