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Are we there yet?

This week we witnessed the first substantial correction in the stock market of the year. What matters most to investors now is whether we are at the end of the decline or the beginning of something worse. read more…

The Marijuana Market

Only four states have legalized marijuana for recreational use so far. Another 23 have given the nod for using cannabis for medical usage. Today it is a $2billion industry that is set to grow substantially in the years ahead if more states jump on the band wagon. read more…

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Are we there yet?

This week we witnessed the first substantial correction in the stock market of the year. What matters most to investors now is whether we are at the end of the decline or the beginning of something worse. read more…

The Marijuana Market

Only four states have legalized marijuana for recreational use so far. Another 23 have given the nod for using cannabis for medical usage. Today it is a $2billion industry that is set to grow substantially in the years ahead if more states jump on the band wagon. read more…

Not all bonds are the same

Bond holders are holding their breath as they wait for the Federal Reserve Bank to begin hiking short-term interest rates. Most investors are expecting all bonds to take a hit at the outset of the country’s first rate hike in nine years. What happens after that may surprise you. read more…

Lambs and wolves

Volatility continues to be the name of the game this week within global financial markets. An action by the Chinese in devaluating their currency was the culprit. It provided yet another opportunity for professionals to profit from those individual investors who sold in panic. read more…

The risk of rising rates

 

Conservative investors are becoming increasingly concerned that their bond holdings may be at risk. If and when the Federal Reserve Bank hikes interest rates this year, will bond holders be caught holding the bag? read more…

Focus on the big picture

 

Once again, the U.S. markets are flirting with the lower end of their trading range. The Fed heads are still yakking about when an interest rate hike will happen and an unremarkable earnings season is just about over. How much of this matters to you and your portfolio? read more…

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