Economic News Breakdown: August 5 – August 9

August 10, 2019 Saket Patel 0

Monday New Zealand reported its employment changes on Monday whilst America labelled China as a currency manipulator, escalating the trade war into a new dimension.  New Zealand unemployment rate was reported at 3.9%, down from 4.2% last quarter and the lowest since June 2008. The government also raised minimum wages to $17.70 per hour back in April which recently showed […]

Economic News Breakdown: July 29 – August 2

August 5, 2019 Saket Patel 0

Monday On Monday, main news out of Japan, where Bank of Japan (BoJ) released their latest report for Economic Activity and Prices. This document provides valuable insight into the perspective of BoJ and how they view their economic conditions and inflation – the key factors that shape the monetary policy. It stated that Japan’s economy is projected to continue expanding […]

Battle Between Bonds and Stocks

October 28, 2018 Saket Patel 0

Battle between Bonds and Stocks Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) hit all time highs on Oct 3, few days after NASDAQ and the S&P 500 also hit all time highs. On the same day, the US Government 10-year bond yields had risen to almost 3.2%. The aftermath consisted of global markets selling off and investors flocking to safety as the […]

The American-Chinese Trade War

June 28, 2018 Saket Patel 0

A lot has been going on in the markets ever since Trump had been elected. With markets getting off to a shaky start in 2018 due to the bond yields hitting their four-year high’s and rising inflation concerns, the US-China trade war is something we had never expected so soon. China had been a main target for Trump, as he […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Qualitative Analysis

June 11, 2018 Shervin Ghaffari 0

Stock picking is by no means an easy game of chance, rather more of an artform. Stock picking is a complex process composed of many different domains of analysis. This guide is for the beginner stock picker who is looking to calculate the intrinsic value of a company before diving into the numbers. Before you Google ‘Best Stocks of 2018’ […]

Why the Oil Short Has Begun

June 10, 2018 Mason Persaud 0

Over the past year oil has been on a rally fueled by factors such as geopolitical tensions, environmental scares, and growing demand. Investors have had a field day with this as oil future contract volumes have been more active than ever. This provides a good outlook into what seems to be an emerging market inside of a very old one […]

Crude Oil at $70; A Top Down Analysis of its Impacts

May 22, 2018 Matthew Leonelli 0

Oil prices are currently rising to their highest levels since 2014 which begs the question; who wins under these circumstances? Crude oil is up 14% YTD and like many economic events, certain parties will benefit at the expense of those less fortunate. Before dissecting who these parties are and the impact that this will have, it is imperative to first […]

Spotify: Marching to their Own Beat

March 26, 2018 Matthew Leonelli 0

Through circumventing the conventional method by which an investment bank positions itself as an underwriter of their shares, Spotify ($SPOT) will save millions in fees related to their April 3rd IPO. Despite this, do the potential costs of such an unconventional approach exceed these savings? The music streaming industry’s competitive landscape has undergone much of a transformation over the past […]

The Oil Conundrum

March 2, 2018 Shayan Salesi 0

The question stands: where in the world is oil headed? Earlier this year the thesis was a potential long in oil, assuming major price levels in the $50’s price range were broken. That happened, and CL futures rallied up to a high of $66.50 on January 25th, 2018. Then, the retracement came. February 2nd to February 15th saw price go […]

Why Does NAFTA Matter to Canadian Investors?

February 18, 2018 Laura Webb 0

The answers adds up to $1 trillion in growth NAFTA is one of the largest free trade agreements in the world. NAFTA eliminated tariffs between the US, Mexico, and Canada which means each country can produce what they are best at and trade without barriers. Each country ends up better off as free trade facilitates growth.