3 Key Issues That Influence the Stock Market

As we head into the fall and we look forward toward next year, it is important to take a look at the general econimc landscape, assess the data that we have access to, and develop our views on the performance of our investments going forward. The following are three high-level economic data points that we can use, along with our other tools, to further assist us determining our views on

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A Look at the Market’s Big Picture

Just a few days into August and markets seem to have picked up where they left off in July. Here’s a summary of market action and key developments from last month, including monthly benchmarks. Investors saw more data indicating that healing is underway in the global economy. Increased optimism paved the way for a fifth consecutive month of gains across world markets. International stocks advanced. The MSCI World Index returned

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Summer 2009 Stock Market Evaluation

With the end of June comes the start of summer: warm air, hot beaches and, sometimes, choppy waters. The following is a recap of last month’s market action and key developments from “30,000 feet” . The month of June saw North American stocks end up in slightly positive territory. On a total return basis, the S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 0.3% and the S&P 500 Index was up just 0.2% . However,

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Invest Now When The Odds Are In Your Favor

As an investor, you come up with an overall approach to meet your objectives and then bring in the stocks, bond, real estate etc. to your portfolio to execute the plan. Of course you expect that there will be frustrations along the way – just like we can’t control the weather, we can’t control the markets. But, if you are willing to put up with the frustrations, by the end

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