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2005 Q4 Newsletter
December 31, 2005
Happy New Year! 2005 was a solid year for the Canadian economy and our capital markets. On the U.S. side, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose in the fourth quarter of 2005 by 1.4% which did not redeem a disappointing annual performance of -0.6%. Th...
2005 Q3 Newsletter
September 30, 2005
The past three months have borne witness to remarkable tragedy. The destruction in New Orleans and the southern U.S. states has been massive, and so will be the rebuilding efforts in the coming months. Equity markets in the United States rose in the ...
2005 Q2 Newsletter
June 30, 2005
Equity markets in the United States declined in the second quarter of 2005. The Dow Jones declined by 2.18%, the Standard and Poors 500 rose by 0.91%, and the NASDAQ rose by 2.90%. Downward pressure came from rising oil prices and rising interest rat...
2005 Q1 Newsletter
March 31, 2005
Equity markets in the United States declined in the first quarter of 2005. The Dow Jones declined by 2.59%, the Standard and Poors 500 by 2.59%, and the NASDAQ by 8.10%. Downward pressure came from rising oil prices and rising interest rates that lea...
2004 Q4 Newsletter
December 31, 2004
Canadian markets added to their gains in the 4th quarter. U.S. markets also gained ground. The continuing decline in the U.S. dollar neutralized any market gains viewed in Canadian dollars. Lawrence Decter Investment Counsel (LDIC) had overall gains ...
2004 Q3 Newsletter
September 30, 2004
The 3rd Quarter of 2004 proved to be a turbulent one for investors. The Dow Jones was down 3.4% and the TSX was up 1.4% for the quarter. Our overall results were excellent with a gain of 7.3%. Our progress in the 3rd Quarter allowed us to reach a gai...
2004 Q2 Newsletter
June 30, 2004
Markets delivered a somewhat negative and mixed performance in the second quarter of 2004. For the first half of 2004, the Toronto Stock Exchange Index rose 3.9%, retreating slightly from its 4.4% gain in Q1. The S&P 500 in the U.S. rose 2.6% for...
2004 Q1 Newsletter
March 31, 2004
Markets had a mixed performance during the first quarter of 2004. Concerns about jobless growth in the United States kept markets in a volatile movement. The March job numbers showed 300,000 + new jobs and triggered an April rally. For the first quar...