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Millennial homebuyers and seniors among the winners of Budget 2019

The Liberals’ last budget of this mandate sets the stage for the October federal election and includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum. But there are also gaps in spending for some groups. Here’s what the budget does and doesn’t do, for five key voting groups: Veterans ...

Weekly Market Review 2019-03-16 Industrials Under Fire

This week, the US Dollar lost 1.5 cents after making a new high last week. This resulted in most commodities turning up on the week. For sector movers, Technology stocks continue to be bought, while Utilities and other defensives performed well this week. That is a marked change from the perfor ...

Financial Independence, Retire Early. How to set your life savings on FIRE

Wouldn’t it be nice to retire a lot earlier? For a growing number of us, Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) is the name of the game.  Retiring early is a very ambitious idea. Still, it’s particularly en vogue among millennials. The big idea: make money, save a ton of it, then retire a ...

Why Are My Goods Being Inspected?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in February 2019 Of all the questions asked of trade attorneys, this is likely the most frequent one.  The answer is both a study in current events, but also much more complex.  Let’s start at the obvious beginning point. Customs and Border Protec ...

Stocks extend gains after US Manufacturing Index remains strong

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January, and the overall economy grew for the 117th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of ...

Is The Pressure Relief Valve Starting To Release? $SPX

Well, what's it going to be - up or down? The market made its high on Options Expiration Friday and has been unable to take out that high for 6 days. With AAPL trading up in after hours and other tech names to report this week, will we be able to push through that high? The market is very sti ...

50 top Canadian stock picks for 2019 as chosen by the pros

Last year was a rough one for investors, with markets turning in their worst performance in 10 years. And volatility promises to be a constant challenge for investors in 2019. But where there is upheaval there is also opportunity, and the drop in valuations means there are potential bargains to be ...

Tech Talk for Friday January 18th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Friday January 18th 2018 U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 11 points in pre-opening trade. The Canadian Dollar added 0.15 to 75.54 following release of the December Consumer Price Index. Consensus was a year-over-year increase of 1. ...

U.S dollar moves exaggerated in twilight zone hand-over

Thursday January 3: Five things the markets are talking about The U.S dollar fell aggressively on Wednesday evening (17:30 pm EDT), causing a brief currency crash in the U.S/Asian desk handover, on risk aversion rising due to falling equities in the U.S and after Apple’s warning that sales in Chi ...

To GDPR or Not To GDPR – That Remains the Question !!!!

Published originally by the Journal of Commerce in December 2018 When the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) took effect on May 25, 2018, American companies found themselves in a quandary. The language of the regulations was sufficiently broad to initially conclude that even if a comp ...