While most of us have been trying to eke out a small semblance of summer from this rainier than normal year, the markets have been quietly (in Canada) retreating. Borne up by some earlier hype from the US, I believe that the highs were unsustainable, and they have backed off...

Are you sick of hearing about it yet? Other than a volatile market, does it concern us? These are the questions being asked by investors this week as the unexpected result of a vote for the UK to extricate itself from the European economic union sinks in. The UK government...

As the Canadian stock market hovers around an 8% loss this year, and with about 10 trading days left as I write, it’s clear that we will end the year negative. Most of this can be attributed to energy stocks, which have plummeted in tandem with crude oil. Ironically, many...

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Nothing new under the sun for Greece. The latest casualty in the Eurozone is Greece, which is hardly news any more. They follow behind a growing list of countries (Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Cyprus) that have systematically extended themselves without any realistic expectation of recovery by doing the same things that...