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Canadian Stock Market earning a gold medal also?

One rule of thumb that works is ‘follow the smart money.’  Based on the most recent data I’ve seen: In the three months to November, $20.4 bln flowed into equities, the fifth largest 3-month total on record, lifting year-to-date total … Continue reading

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RIM – stock-picking shame and salvation!

Finally RIM is getting some respect.  Today ScotiaCapital upgraded the stock to a sector outperform rating: “In our view RIM does not need to deliver the best selling smartphone in order to deliver an upside EPS surprise. And we believe … Continue reading

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Stocks & Bonds…the next 100 years.

Trying to determine investment strategy hinges on a seemingly impossible exercize.  Namely, predicting what the world will be like.  The most important metrics are interest rates and real rates of return for the more critical asset class alternatives.  Despite our … Continue reading

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The ‘bonds’ are back in town? Don’t be fooled!

Back on June 4th, in my commentary suggesting Yogi Berra (“When you come to a fork in the road, take it!”) would make a great investment strategist I thought at the time we were indeed at a fork in the … Continue reading

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Apple – starting to rot? RIM and Motorola been there!

Disappointing results from Apple this past quarter just may be an early sign of more rot to come .  Being more experienced as a portfolio manager has its advantages…if only because of the benefits of hindsight.  Sexy products have a lifecycle that … Continue reading

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A case for $120 WTI oil – and sharply higher stock prices.

Back in July I was surprised to notice that oil prices continued to remain firm during the odd 2011 summer months (an anomaly caused by strife in the Middle East) when ordinarily we experience softness in energy prices that time … Continue reading

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Cyclicals Surprise Attack?

Earlier in the month, Alcoa was featured as the ‘second worse performing Dow stock in 2011.’ It was almost universally (in research reports by analysts and the press) expected that the financial results would be terrible, as evidenced by this … Continue reading

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