I’ve been creating a graphic representation of the Canadian government bond yield curve almost each week since December 29, 2015. And I’ve uploaded a copy to this website, so I thought it would be interesting to create an animation that
Interest rates continue to rise, especially at the short term. The stock market had a good week, with the TSX rising 1.5%. Stocks have done even better in other countries. It’s nice to see the positive returns, but that also
In my Stock Return Forecast for November, I wrote: “The forecast for November is positive. November has very often been positive for the stock market. I predict a 70% chance that the TSX will end the month higher than 14,787.30.” And it did. It ended the
This is coming really late in the month. But it doesn’t really matter, because it’s based on historical results in a similar way to an almanac. My forecast for October was positive, predicting that the TSX would end the month higher than 14,725.86.
In June, I made a forecast for the TSX stock index. I predicted that “there is a 51% chance that the TSX will end the month higher than 14,063.54.” In fact, the TSX finished the month of June at 14,064.54.
First: I made an error in a number of posts. I’m not going back to correct it, but I have now realized that I was mistaken to refer to XIN as European stocks. It is an ETF of the MSCI EAFE
I’ve been watching the markets a little closer than in the past. I’m impressed with a confluence of factors that I think makes the present situation unique. The US dollar is performing better than most other currencies. The US stock
I’ve been investing with margin. In my account, I used all the cash to buy stocks. Then, I applied for the bank to extend me margin in my account. As an example, I bought 1000 shares of Artis REIT (AX.UN) with
For anyone looking to invest in a company that is relatively large, stable and strong with a relatively high yield, National Bank looks attractive this week. There’s not much to describe: it’s a bank, with retail and commercial banking services
The TSX was closed on Good Friday, so it was a short week. Short and negative. Stocks ended the week more than 2% lower than at the start. In all honesty, I’m surprised. I thought the market was on the