Category Archives: Commentary

My thoughts on the markets and commentary on my results.

June 2017 Update

*** Grampa Time in California Grampa watches the boys in California, while mom and dad take a well-earned vacation. *** June Results June was a mixed month on the markets.  The Canadian market dropped by over 1% while the US … Continue reading

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May 2017 Update

*** Grampa Time I got to visit Cassie’s grade three class to present my books and discuss my writing. *** May Results Not a great month for Canadian investors, but the US market continued moving up.  The TSX dropped one … Continue reading

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April 2017 Update

*** An Inside Look at Mackenzie King   *** April Results A pretty average month overall.  The Canadian market was up marginally, but the US was up one percent.  My Canadian portfolio continues to outperform the TSX with over a … Continue reading

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March 2017 Update

*** Arizona *** March Results A mediocre month at best.  By mid-month the recent bull market looked intact, but as turmoil mounted in the US political system, the markets gave up all of the March gains.  Both Canadian and US … Continue reading

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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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