Fed-Induced Equity Volatility

With little economic or political news this week, markets kept doing what they’ve done since late December. The Nasdaq-100 is essentially at record highs. In a day or two the S&P 500 will cover the 20 more points to the upside to get to its record highs. Meanwhile the VIX volatility index broke lower to
Equity Universe Update

Equity Universe Update

Markets continued to rally this past week in a “buy the rumour” anticipation of an announcement of a U.S.-China trade deal. The White House said on Friday after three days of trade talks with Chinese officials in Washington that the negotiations made progress on numerous key issues but significant work remains. As soon as the
Bulls Step Up Joust With Bears

Bulls Step Up Joust With Bears

We had a rather slow news week giving way to a tight trading range on equity indexes. Chinese and U.S. negotiators have been working line-by-line through the text of an agreement that can be put before President Trump and counterpart Xi Jinping to defuse a nearly year-long trade war. As talks are not public, traders
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Mining A Few Stocks At The PDAC

  The week’s news has been dominated by Brexit. The Brexit process could see yet more twists and turn this week following another defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal deal. U.K. lawmakers rejected the deal again on Tuesday evening by 149 votes, despite some latch-minute assurances from the EU. The Brexit situation remains a