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Market Update – June 5, 2020

5 June 2020

Canada and the world continue to address the COVID 19 health pandemic, while the USA has shifted its focus to a growing movement regarding race relations and the protests that have occurred because of this. With the re-opening of economies still proceeding in a generally positive manner, the markets have responded with a strong week […]

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Market Update – May 29, 2020

29 May 2020

States and provinces across North America continue to loosen quarantine restrictions, and in some cases, re-open completely, albeit with social distancing recommendations still being encouraged. While there have been some issues in certain states, notably in Wisconsin where a spike occurred two weeks after re-opening, we have seen some success in managing this virus while […]

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Market Update – May 22, 2020

22 May 2020

Throughout Canada and the US, states and provinces continue to scale back on the lockdown regulations, with markets generally performing well with the expectation of an economic re-opening. Additionally, several other developments, both at home and abroad, occurred, which also affected the markets. A list of these developments can be found here: Justin Trudeau announced […]

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Market Update – May 15, 2020

15 May 2020

Unfortunately, economic projections from Jerome Powell, Chairman of the US Federal Reserves, on Wednesday the 13th, resulted in fairly substantial negative returns this week. Mr. Powell, discussed his view that the pandemic will have long term adverse economic effects, including his view that the markets are overvalued due to the various stimulus packages businesses have […]

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Market Update – May 8, 2020

8 May 2020

As we continue to navigate uncharted territory with respect to the ongoing health crisis, market indicators like the VIX show that the level of volatility we are currently experiencing looks to persist throughout the year. As discussed in the previous market update, sent on May 1st, when the VIX index is above 20, analysts consider […]

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Market Update – May 1, 2020

1 May 2020

The VIX, a market volatility measurement discussed in the market update letter sent on April 10th, showed positive signs early this week that the markets were reverting to a more normalized structure. This was due to the fact that the VIX closed lower than its predicted future value for the first time since Feb 21, […]

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