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“Pause and remember – slow and steady will get you where you want to go. If you put too much pressure on yourself for results too quickly, you will quickly give up” – Jennifer Young  North American Markets Continue to Rebound We are now seven weeks into 2019. Canadian markets, notably the Toronto S&P/TSX Composite, and… Read More

“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there” – J.R. Rim TSX Posts Small Weekly Gain The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite Index closed unofficially down 70.03 points on Friday to finish the week at 15,633.33. This represents a small, yet positive, gain over last… Read More

Markets Enjoy Big Rebound in January What a difference a month makes. As we wrote 3 weeks ago, amid negative media sentiment, markets quietly moved upward from Christmas Eve, and finished January in style. The S&P Toronto Stock Exchange closed on Christmas Eve at 13,780.20. At market close yesterday, the TSX sat at 15,540.60, a… 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

“The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead” – Robert Brault TSX Winning Streak Continues, Hits 11 Days The S&P/TSX Composite gained ground each day this week and is now on an 11-Day winning streak. It is still very early in the year,… Read More