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“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

“I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed” – Julia Glass Tempered Fed Cut Hike Speculation Leads Indexes Lower Major U.S. indices dipped to end the Friday trading session after a strong opening. The Wall Street Journal reported the coming Fed Cut would be 25 basis points; however, comments on Thursday by Fed officials inferred a… Read More

“Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it” – Chinese Proverb CMHC Updates Canada’s Housing Market Risk Levels The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has lowered the country’s housing market from “highly vulnerable” to “moderately vulnerable” in a statement this week. The Crown Corporation reported on Thursday that an… Read More

As discussed in the Anthony’s 2019 Outlook, political concern persists but economic fundamentals are still strong. The optimist sees opportunity in every challenge, and here we provide some context to support a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2019. Here are 10 charts providing a case for optimism in 2019: 1: The U.S. economy heated up in… Read More

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase” – Martin Luther King, Jr. TSX Finishes Positive for Sixth Straight Day, Wall Street Winning Streak Snapped Don’t look now, but the S&P/TSX Composite is on a Six-Day winning streak and is up 1,100 points (over 8%) since its recent bottom… Read More

On March 9, 2009, the Dow Jones, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ all bottomed out in the aftermath of the “Great Recession”. Since that date, all three indices have experienced rapid recoveries and expansion. We’ve now experienced nearly 10 years of expansion with few speedbumps along the way. When listening to commentary by economists,… Read More