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Searching for a Floor
Ok, we are not fans of seasonal trends in the market for the simple reason it is never that simple. Nonetheless, September, which has a history of lower returns and higher volatility, is certainly giving the seasonal supporters strong evidence this year....
Stock & Bond Correlation
The path to the greatest wealth creation is to load up a portfolio into one security – you just have to pick the right one. Ask Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates. Unfortunately, choosing the right one is either impossible or luck with incredibly impossible odds. ...
In normal times—if you can remember those—asset class volatility was a declining range from the most volatile equities to bonds to the least volatile currencies....
Fall Is Coming
Yes, the summer rally really went from oversold levels in mid June to getting a tailwind from a number of contributors. Valuations in June had become much more appealing, and second quarter earnings did not erode as many had expected from rising costs. ...
In the past three years, investors in the TSX have experienced a 37% drop over a one-month span, a subsequent 109% gain over two years, then a 16% decline over three months, to then see a 10% gain in the past few weeks....