The Fed should pump the brakes on early 2019 hikes
Investors are tuning in to hear what the U.S. Federal Reserve will say (and how they say it) this week, when the Fed makes its next interest rate policy announcement on December 19th.
Reminder: Market volatility is normal
If you looked at headlines last week, you undoubtedly would have been made aware that markets corrected rather dramatically. Despite being overblown by said headlines, recent market movements are...
United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA): Meet the new NAFTA
It took 13 months, but Canada, the U.S. and Mexico have finalized the new NAFTA, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).
A strategy to profit in bull markets and protect in bear markets
Fund Spotlight: MDPIM Global Tactical Opportunities PoolThinking about “what ifs?” can keep some investors up at night: stock market shocks, economic turns, political shifts and trade wars—and...
World Cup scores, trade wars and other costly spectacles
As people gather to watch the “beautiful game” of World Cup football this week, an ugly clash of nations has also become a spectator sport: escalating trade wars.
While the United States failed to...
Slip and Slide at the Pumps: Why Gas Prices Are Up
You may have noticed that prices at the pumps have shot up recently, especially if you were gassing up during Victoria Day weekend. Oil prices have been steadily rising over the past 12 months...
Like Watching Paint Dry… If Paint Had the Power to Devalue Your Money
Ah, September. After all the chaos of trips, camps and late bedtimes—the structure of the school year and its predictable routines are a welcome change for parents and kids alike, even if we’re...