Should We Be Concerned About the Loonie?

January 5, 2018

In the second quarter of last year, the Canadian dollar looked poised for yet another journey to below 70 US cents, only to be snapped from the jaws of bears with belated rate hikes from the Bank of Canada. The subsequent jump to 82 cents took investors and manufacturers by surprise, only to be followed with a reprieve as the Loonie slipped back to 77 cents.  Now that we have ventured back to 80 cents, is nervousness about to return? Read More…

Climbing Over the Wall of Worry

December 22, 2017

A year ago, the Dow Jones index received a boost from the US election, though it was unable to break above 20,000 before New Year’s Eve.  Surrounding the election of an inexperienced President was a growing concern that stimulus policies would get bogged down in what appeared to be a weekly dramafest. This week, the Dow was headed towards 25,000 on passage of the tax reform bill, but are we indeed over the wall of worry? Read More…