Articles about the Markets

Bearish Risk For The S&P 500

Filed in Articles about the Markets, Equity Market Update, Market Update by on August 30, 2016 0 Comments • views: 341
Bearish Risk For The S&P 500

With the summer now over, the market is turning the page to the economic events leading up to year-end.  One of those key events will be the Fed meeting in September.  As a result, the S&P 500 is beginning to show signs of fading momentum on the long-term charts.  If you recall, the S&P surged following […]

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Why Canada’s Economy Could Depreciate the Canadian Dollar

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 10, 2016 • views: 308
Why Canada’s Economy Could Depreciate the Canadian Dollar

For anyone who’s investing in or sending international payments to Canada, here’s my latest article on the recent economic releases from up north. To give you an idea, Canada has not created any full-time jobs this year; all job gains have been part-time workers. The economic picture is far worse than the market has anticipated. […]

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Why The Bank of England Will Cut Rates

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 9, 2016 • views: 435
Why The Bank of England Will Cut Rates

Investors, corporate executives, and central banks eagerly await the interest rate decision by the Bank of England (BOE) scheduled for Thursday. Since a .25% rate cut is already priced into the market, the real market mover and volatility will come from the BOE statement by Mark Carney. For more of this article please click on […]

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Here’s Why The Fed Is So Dovish

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 309
Here’s Why The Fed Is So Dovish

When the Fed held off hiking rates in July, equity markets surged. However, the credibility of the Fed eroded, due to their verbal chatter signaling a desire for higher rates leading up to their meeting, only to be followed by no action. For more on this article, please click on the image or the link […]

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Why The U.S. Dollar Will Continue Marching Higher Vs. The Canadian Dollar

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 317
Why The U.S. Dollar Will Continue Marching Higher Vs. The Canadian Dollar

As crude oil remains in bearish territory, the U.S. dollar (USD) will likely continue its march higher vs. the Canadian dollar (CAD). The correlation between USD/CAD and Crude Oil exists because Canada is an oil exporting country and derives revenue and job growth from oil exports. For more of this article and why the USD […]

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How The Fed Will Impact Equities In The Near Term

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 315
How The Fed Will Impact Equities In The Near Term

The S&P 500 has enjoyed a bounce this summer thanks to the Fed holding off hiking interest rates. However, expect volatility to return as summer winds down. Here’s my analysis of why the Feds forecast of two hikes by year-end is likely to change. And with the September Fed meeting fast approaching, here’s what Yellen […]

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Do You Know your Average Rate vs. Your Budget Rate?

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on March 20, 2016 • views: 413
Do You Know your Average Rate vs. Your Budget Rate?

Calculating an average exchange rate for all your payments and comparing it to your budget rate or your break-even exchange rate, can help you determine how well your Foreign Exchange Risk Policy (or your FX advisor) is working for you. Here’s a tip that I give clients when I sit down with them to perform […]

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The Greek Tragedy – A Debt Crisis

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on March 20, 2016 • views: 374
The Greek Tragedy – A Debt Crisis

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When will the FED Tighten?

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on May 5, 2015 • views: 762
When will the FED Tighten?

Speculation is at fever pitch as to when the FED will raise interest rates.  Most market participants believe the hike will occur in 2015, either during the June or September FED meeting.  This means, keep an eye on

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The Search for Yield: The U.S. Dollar weakens, will U.S. stocks Rise or Fall?

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on May 5, 2015 • views: 733
The Search for Yield:  The U.S. Dollar weakens, will U.S. stocks Rise or Fall?

Recent dollar weakness has halted the stock market’s huge bull run; which was driven largely by yield-chasing investors pouring money into dividend-paying stocks.  Has the great migration of capital to the U.S. ended? Will the dollar weaken, as a result? 

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