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  • The Most Interesting Rate Cut in the World

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportDespite relatively good economic data, a record high stock market, and low unemployment, the Federal Reserve will likely cut rates at their next meeting on July 30-31. Why would they do this? And how should we think about the potential impact from the most interesting rate cut in the world? Market...

  • Do Earnings Matter?

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportEarnings reports are one of the most watched and analyzed metrics in global markets today. Earnings declined in the first quarter of the year, and are currently at risk of printing back-to-back declines for the first time in 3 years. But do earnings matter? Or is there something more constructive we...

  • Climbing the Wall of Worry

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportThere is an old saying that markets “climb a wall of worry” and “slide down a slope of hope”. Given the incredibly bizarre nature of today’s investment world, it seems the wall of worry is alive and well. We examine the effects of tariffs, and look at three potential paths the...

  • Three Principles for a Better Portfolio

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportMarkets are full of surprises. We have seen plenty over past the week, and even more over the past few years. Should we be surprised though? We discuss three principles to help improve portfolio construction to help deal with the inevitable surprises that will occur as investors. Market Microscope Use Principles...

  • Trade Tariffs Sink Markets…Again

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportMajor stock indexes fell over 2% on Monday, May 13th. While the majority of our indicators are still showing signs of strength, various measures of market health are signalling the potential for a change of trend from the strong upward moves so far this year. Last week, our proprietary signals moved...

  • Yes Dear

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportThe past six months have been good and bad to both bulls and bears. Bullish investors have participated in an amazingly strong 2019, but had to tolerate a loss of over 20% of their capital in Q4. While bearish investors were feeling great around Christmas, only to see their pessimism crushed...