Category Archives: Commentary

My thoughts on the markets and commentary on my results.

February 2017 update

  *** *** February Results US markets posted impressive gains in February posting YTD  gains in the 5 per cent range.  The Canadian market showed a small gain, after setting records earlier in the month before pulling back.  My US portfolio almost … Continue reading

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January 2017 Update

*** Escaping Winter *** January Results In spite of some big slippage in the last week of January, it was quite a respectable month on the markets.  The TSX and Dow are up over half a percent and the S&P … Continue reading

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December 2016 Investing Update

*** Christmas in California. *** December Results A great way to end the year.  TSX up almost 1.5%,  Dow up over 3% and the S&P almost 2%, capping off a good year with over 17%, 13% and almost 10% respectively.  … Continue reading

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November 2016 Investing Update

One Month To Go *** Finally – some time at home *** November Results What a ride November was.  The ending was good, but there were some tense moments.  The Dow gained over 5% for November, bringing it to 9.75% … Continue reading

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October 2016 Investing Update

Two Months Left in 2016 ***   *** NOTE:  Feel free to share this blog with anyone you might think is interested.  It is open to all and is free – as is any advice I bestow – beware of … Continue reading

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September 2016 Investment Report

Only three months left in 2016. *** September was our annual pilgrimage to Penticton to watch my son coach the Edmonton Oilers at the Young Stars Tournament. *** September Results Markets were mixed for the month of September with the … Continue reading

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August 2016 Investment Report

Family History Mixed With Canadian History August was a month to travel to Ontario with the grandkids. I took the opportunity to visit Laurier House in Ottawa to explore my heritage.  My Uncle Deane Russell worked for Prime Minister Mackenzie … Continue reading

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