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“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

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it” – Henry David Thoreau Bank of Canada Holds Key Rate Steady The Bank of Canada opted not to increase its key rate on Wednesday and cautioned “increased uncertainty” when discussing the timing of future rate increases. While future rate increases are… 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

We would like to wish you and your family a happy new year. We hope to provide you with a brief overview of how investment markets have performed over the past year and to look ahead at what we can expect for 2019. How did markets do in 2018? After an unusually calm year of… 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

“Voting is as much an emotional act as it is an intellectual one” – Monica Crowley   North American Markets Down Friday, Up for the Week On Tuesday, Americans went to the polls and cast their ballots for the 2018 Mid-Term Elections. Analysts’ predictions of a Democratic House of Representatives and a Republican Senate held… Read More