Tag Archives: market

If Peter Lynch can’t find value in this market it may be time to sell

peter-lynch.jpg

For Peter Lynch, the legendary Fidelity Investments fund manager who returned almost 30 per cent a year in the 1980s, the important thing to success in stocks was buying growth at a reasonable price. Revealed: Warren Buffett\’s top 5 picks for stocks that will make you steady money Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway doesn’t pay dividends nevertheless its portfolio is packed ...

Read More »

Why the sky still isn’t falling on Canada’s real estate market

real-estate.jpg

American economist Paul Samuelson back in 1966 famously said of the predictive power of stock markets that \”Wall Street has correctly predicted nine out of the last five recessions.\” Nowadays, you could say much the same thing, in a different way, about the Canadian housing market. At $1.11 million, Toronto\’s detached home is climbing further from reach As the Toronto ...

Read More »

It’s another brutal day for bonds as market braces for ‘wild’ jobs report

bonds.jpg

U.S. government bonds fell as investors braced for another day of heightened volatility before jobs data that could offer a sign the economy can withstand the government Reserve beginning to increase interest rates. Why no one should be surprised by the bond collapse This week\’s bond rout has traders panicking and investors making frantic calls to their advisers because the ...

Read More »

Gold could rally if market fears over Greece keep escalating

gold_coins.jpg

Gold prices haven’t budged much because of Grexit fears over the past few months, however the precious metal may still benefit from the ongoing crisis if it continues to escalate and eventually comes to a head, says Julian Jessop, economist at Capital Economics. “Initially sight the turmoil in Greece has not had much impact on the gold price, which might ...

Read More »

China stock market bubble debate turns to when, not if, stocks will crash

0616china.jpg

It\’s no longer an issue of whether China\’s stock-market rally is really a bubble, however when the bubble will burst. Want in on China\’s A-shares? The devil is incorporated in the details Investors, even in the best of times, have a habit of chasing after bright shiny objects and latching on just like a fish to some lure. But in ...

Read More »

Market seasonality is mattering less and less

453998613.jpg

There is little debate that seasonality affects business activities in everything from construction to retail pricing. Investors also tend to view financial market risk and volatility as vulnerable to seasonal trends, with studies backing up this view in specific markets over certain amounts of time. But some caution should be taken when attemping to project traditional concepts of seasonality onto ...

Read More »

What’s going on with China’s stock market?

china2.jpg

China’s stocks look to be falling back down to reality. After a legendary rally that saw the Shanghai Composite index climb a lot more than 40% this year and also the tech-heavy Shenzhen Composite rise a world-leading 90%, a correction – or maybe worse – looks to be in the works. Last week both indices lost more than 10%, falling ...

Read More »

Wage inflation suggests no end in sight for bull market

0513trader.jpg

The count continues. It’s been 1,357 days without a 10 per cent correction for the S&P 500, bringing all of us the way to October 2011. While that may give the bears even more fuel to reason that a pullback in equities is originating, bull markets only tend to end with recessions. And these days, a recession doesn’t turn to ...

Read More »

Why emerging market stocks have better days ahead

shanghai-stock.jpg

Shanghai’s primary equity index plummeted into official bear market territory on Monday, but better days are ahead for emerging-market stocks, says Ian Scott, global equity strategist at Barclays Capital Markets. “EM equities now offer a higher risk premium than DM equities,” Scott said inside a note to clients. “Previously, that has meant they\’ve subsequently outperformed.” The strategist increased his recommended ...

Read More »

Millennials don’t trust the stock market, says Goldman Sachs poll

millennials.jpg

When it comes to the U.S. stock exchange, millennials can\’t even. That\’s the final outcome of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. survey that found 18 percent of the young adults trusted the stock market as \”the best way to save for the future.\” More than 20 per cent of the respondents said they didn\’t know enough about this, while another ...

Read More »