Now that the debt ceiling has been raised and the media have already turned to the question of how Obama will be celebrating his 50th birthday, it behooves us to consider the new market slump that has sunk in following registration of the reality of America’s debt situation. Immediate crisis would seem to have been [...]
Summer is a slow time for stocks. The “sell in May” crowd has gone away and many people start taking extended holidays. Volume thins on the markets and as a result there is less momentum. And this year, it looks as though the economic slowdown will be supporting seasonal trends.
But did you know that there [...]
Should we be concerned about $110+ oil? Since the beginning of March, and noticeably after the March 11 triple tsunami-earthquake-nuclear disaster in Japan, oil prices have shot through the roof and show no signs of abating. Events in Libya have helped keep oil support levels high as well, but many argue this is no mere [...]
Did you know that Canadian stock markets tend to rally over the American Thanksgiving? Since the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges shut down, but the TSX and venture markets remain open north of the border, lower volume levels mean it’s easier to produce a rally on Toronto markets.
Seasonal traders like Brooke Thackray and Don Vialoux tend [...]