Posts Categorized: Market Updates

Canadians, get a second opinion about your investments

Get a second opinion on your investments

Checking your investments lately? You may have noticed the market had some ups and downs this month. Hey, it happens from time to time (See our recent article about how experienced longer-term investors know to tune out temporary hiccups in the market). Either way, it’s… Read more

Investing in the age of Trump

Canadians investing in the age of Trump

In my Year in Review update to WealthBar clients about performance, ‘Making Investing Great Again,’ I talked a bit about the Donald Trump effect on the markets. Love him or hate him, the new US chief executive (and his tweets) form part of that bigger… Read more

Breaking up with your bank

Breaking up with your bank isn’t hard to do

When I started WealthBar, many financial industry leaders told me that it would be tough to get people to switch over from their bank. “Canadians are naturally apathetic,” they said. “They stay loyal to the bank where they opened a bank account when they were… Read more

Market Update March 2017

Market Update. US, Canadian economies growing

We saw that in March, the US interest rate increased, the price of oil continued a downward drip. Meanwhile, the US and Canadian economies saw positive signs. US economy gets a boost With the US economy showing signs of improvement, the Federal Open Market Committee initiated… Read more

November 2016 Investment Market Update

We kicked off the month with a lot of market uncertainty. This was quickly turned around as Donald Trump won the US election and OPEC agreed to cut oil production. Equity markets rose (S&P500 +3.7%, S&P/TSX Composite 2.2% & Nikkei +5.1%) and volatility subsided (VIX… Read more

October 2016 Investment Market Update

October was a month of increased market volatility stemming from the run-up to the U.S. election, Russia and OPEC, China and Brexit.   Oil Oil prices saw large swings this month. Earlier in the month the prices spiked when Russia’s president Vladimir Putin proclaimed support… Read more