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“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

“I’m amazed how little politicians seem to have learned from history. Nobody is benefiting from a trade war” – Carlos Moedas Trump Tweetstorm – Following New Chinese Tariffs on Imported US Goods – Pushes Markets Lower to End Week Investors flocked to safe-haven assets on Friday following President Trump’s tweetstorm in response to the Chinese… 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

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him” – David Brinkley Toronto Stock Exchange and Wall Street Finish June on the Upswing The S&P/TSX Composite rode gains in the discretionary sector to a 74.47-point gain on Friday, finishing June at 16,382.20. April GDP data showed… Read More