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Since when is the weather an economic barometer? Absurd!

Most of the economic data we’ve been seeing (don’t forget it’s historical data) belies the common thinking that the weather has been dampening economic growth.  The just reported U.S. GDP revision for the 4th quarter (up from 2.4% to 2.6%) … Continue reading

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China will be the next big surprise!

China was all the rage for a short while, but despite chugging along at a premium growth rate to the rest of the world, investors have pretty much focussed on other markets – the U.S. of course but Japan as well of … Continue reading

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Everyone expects a correction; they just haven’t caused one yet!

The release of data that is unexpected can be disruptive to markets as we’ve just experienced, but what causes even more volatility is the impact of surprising data releases on investor expectations.  Bear markets caused by recessions are easier to … Continue reading

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Commodity Conundrum – gold, copper, nickel…

Although gold is a metal, its price has very little to do with cycles in the global economy and more to do with psychology and a myriad of other variables – and which are important at a given time is … Continue reading

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Time to buy resource stocks again?

Resources to start Rockin’ Again? I think so. A year or two before the resources fund I launched (long gone now) would start a steady climb towards the #1 spot in those performance charts, the mood was just like it … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s loss – an omen for Canada?

Vancouver’s loss to Boston for the coveted Stanley Cup may prove to be a turning point in the fortunes of Canada – our dollar and economy.  Coming out of the financial crisis less battered than many other countries, and enjoying … Continue reading

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Bond rally or feint? Bullish stocks again!

What’s changed between now and a year ago?  There’s no shortage of people that think nothing much has changed.  Greece and Portugal are still up the creek, and if anything they owe more money than before so things are worse.  This … Continue reading

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