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“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

“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

“The only thing certain about any negotiation is that it will lead to another negotiation” – Leigh Steinberg Markets Move Upward on “Phase One” Trade Deal Announcement This week, the United States and China came to an agreement on the first portion of a trade deal between the two nations. The so-called “Phase One” deal… Read More

“There never was a good war, or a bad peace” – Benjamin Franklin Correction Notice – 2019 Market Results In last week’s 2019 Market Results briefing, we made the following incorrect statement (which has since been corrected): “The S&P 500, one of the major U.S. indexes, led the way with a final return of 35.24%.”… Read More