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2012 Q2 Newsletter
June 30, 2012
Economic turbulence in Europe as well as slowing US job growth contributed to a negative second quarter (Q2) for equities. In particular the drop in commodity prices led by a sharp decline in the international oil price negatively affected a number o...
2012 Q1 Newsletter
March 31, 2012
After a difficult 2011 the first quarter of 2012 proved to be more positive for investors. After considerable turbulence a Greek debt refinancing agreement was achieved. Of great importance the American economy, still the world’s largest, created ove...
2011 Q4 Newsletter
December 31, 2011
We were cautiously optimistic three months ago.  Both our caution and our optimism were supported by events in the fourth quarter (Q4).  Equity markets demonstrated extreme volatility, rising and falling with every news bulletin from Europe regarding...
2011 Q3 Newsletter
September 30, 2011
The third quarter (Q3) of 2011 proved to be a very difficult and negative period for equity markets.  Commodity prices for oil, copper, gold as well as other metals and materials declined sharply in the face of continued uncertainty in Europe and a s...
2011 Q2 Newsletter
June 30, 2011
The second quarter (Q2) of 2011 proved to be a difficult period for equity markets. Commodity prices for oil, copper, gold as well as other metals and materials declined. While these drops represented a small retreat from very high levels the impact ...
2011 Q1 Newsletter
March 31, 2011
After a positive start to first quarter (Q1) in equity markets, two major regional events negatively affected markets. The rise of resistance to dictators in the Middle East and Northern Africa manifested itself in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other nat...
2010 Q4 Newsletter
December 31, 2010
The final quarter of 2010 provided a strong finish to a solid year in equity markets. Difficulties in Europe and slow job growth in the United States led most central banks to hold interest rates at historic low levels. As well in the United States t...
2010 Q3 Newsletter
September 30, 2010
We are very pleased to report strong performance in the third quarter (Q3). Equities gained significant ground during the quarter reversing the losses in the second quarter. On a year to date basis there have been modest gains in equities indices bas...
2010 Q2 Newsletter
June 30, 2010
Our expectations for further gains in the equity markets in the second quarter (Q2) were not realized. Although Canadian economic recovery continued to out-pace recovery in other nations, markets were negatively affected by three factors. The first f...
2010 Q1 Newsletter
March 31, 2010
Global economies recovery continued and strengthened in the first quarter (Q1) of 2010. Growth increased its pace in the Asian economics leading China to raise interest rates to contain its growth to 10% per annum. As well, the Canadian economy creat...