13 Sep: Breather? (TWTW – Sept 6-10, 2021)

Breather? So apparently, last week was the first week since last February that the S&P500 Index sustained declines every single day of the week … Are we taking a breather? Or is September going to live up to its reputation as generally the worst month out there for markets aside…

07 Sep: Summer doldrums, markets up!

Having looked at the top and bottom performers last month and YTD for BMO ETFs => Click HERE! let us now look at: Vanguard Canada ETFs – top and bottom 10 performers for the month of August: Vanguard Canada ETFs – top and bottom 10 performers YTD (as at Aug…

03 Sep: Oh … Canada (TWTW – Aug 30-Sep 3, 2021)

Oh … Canada Brian Belski, BMO’s Chief Investment Strategist¬† recently upped his targets for S&P and TSX – with CNBC commentator joking with him about buying Canadian stocks – “Do I just buy the TSX, or Cameco and let it run?” Canadian equities continue to do well – although lagging…

30 Aug: Pivot? (TWTW – August 23-27, 2021)

Pivot – Well, last week’s highlights included Quarterly reporting from Canada’s banks; the FED’s Jay Powell’s speech at Jackson Hole; and … sadly, military personnel deaths in Afganistan, against the backdrop of a Western withdrawal from the country that leaves that country, after 20 years of efforts to establish democratic…

23 Aug: Delta! Taper? (TWTW – Aug 16-20, 2021)

Delta: here to stay! Taper: on its way? Well, while it’s clear the Delta Variant is causing significant setbacks in terms of our “smooth reopening” project, as I guess it could have been called, it looks like the extreme measures deployed to counteract COVID-19 are soon to be gradually retired….

16 Aug: Ultimate Irony! (TWTW – Aug 9-13, 2021)

Ultimate Irony! Having the Biden Administration pretty much beg the Saudis to increase Oil production is … the Ultimate Irony, AFTER having upon taking office, killed the Keystone Pipeline that would have ensured additional supply from a trusted, reliable, and ethical producer: YOUR NEIGHBOUR TO THE NORTH!!! One could be…

08 Aug: Goldilocks World- still? (TWTW, Aug 2-6, 2021)

Jobs data – Friday’s US Non-Farms payroll data for July 2021 exceeded expectations by close to 100,000, coming in at +943,000 versus (e) 845,000, to which markets responded positively. For some time now, the conundrum has been that IF the job data was seen to be to strong, it may…