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This week, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was officially extended for two additional months. CERB-eligible recipients will be able to receive $2,000 per month over the two extra months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the extension of the CERB during a statement on Tuesday. However, he did encourage Canadians to seek work and return… Read More

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom” – Marilyn Ferguson U.S. Fed, Bank of Canada Announce “Emergency” Rate Cuts of 50 Basis-Points It was an up-and-down, volatile week in North American markets on the heels of last week’s steep declines. Markets rallied on Monday on the prospect of… Read More

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes” – Unknown In February 2018, we sent out our weekly brief after a week where the DOW experienced two 1000-point drops (the first ever time the DOW had fallen over 1000 points). Two years later, we find ourselves in a similar situation. Before reading about this week’s events, I… Read More

What Happened on Monday and Tuesday? The acceleration of new coronavirus cases outside China over the weekend raised investors’ concerns over its potential ability to damage global growth. On Monday, the DOW fell over 1,000 points yesterday as U.S. equities suffered their worst daily drop in two years, finishing down 3.4% on the day. Emerging… Read More

“Voters want conflicting things. They want a lot of government spending, but they don’t want higher taxes” – Bruce Rauner   BC Provincial Budget Announced This week, the BC NDP government presented its 2020 Budget. Overall, the Budget calls for surpluses in 2019/20 ($203 Million), 2020/21 ($227 Million), 2021/22 ($179 Million) and 2022/23 ($374 Million)…. Read More