ETF Insight

06 Dec: Bear market? What bear market?

Looking at performance across geographies, factors, and asset classes (ok maybe just corporate bonds versus governments when looking at bonds), post a robust performance month of November, it strikes me as astonishing  that for all of the Bear market talk, the % declines (aside perhaps from Canadian RE and Long…

04 Dec: New Bull? Performance overview to Dec 2, 2022

Will they do 50 bps next time around (Consensus Thursday), versus will they do 75 bps (earlier consensus) on account of latest NFP? Will markets continue on the uptrend underway since mid October? Weekly performance to Dec 2, 2022 Sectors Noteworthy: The notion that the FED is on the cusp…

03 Dec: Mismatch … is that going to be a problem …?

Mismatch – definition:  “a failure to correspond or match; a discrepancy. “a huge mismatch between supply and demand” Mismatch is something we’ve all encountered before, and in the world of finance, it can cause very significant problems … Remember the ABCP fiasco back in 2007 in Canada? As a refresher – Have…

25 Nov: Aware? Advanced? Leading?

COP27 (Convention of the Parties – Convention on Climate Change) came and went … and as seems by now par for the course, the masses (us) were treated to dire and doom warnings, much in the way of press releases and lamentations, but not much in the way of concrete…

27 Jun: Enjoying the Volatility? (TWTW June 20-24, 2022)

Enjoying the Volatility? This past week – lucky for equity investors … – turned out to be a tad less painful than the prior one … The moves, as anyone paying attention would know, have recently become increasingly stomach churning… Room for error seems to be cropping up everywhere, and…

18 Jun: Oh Boy … (TWTW June 13-17, 2022)

So last week I wrote “Not your friend” talking about the “trend”. It sure was confirmed (unless you are sort) this past week, as markets first took things in strides when the FED’s Jerome Powell hiked 75 bps (and the SNB 50 bps …), BUT then … Thursday, a rather…

28 May: Clear and Convincing (TWTW – May 23-27, 2022)

Clear and Convincing … what the FED wants to see in terms of inflation coming down … While the latest FED minutes reinforced the notion that a succession of 50 bps are on their way, it also suggested the possibility of a pause – should incoming data suggest that inflation…