Who is Narendra Modi?

Part 1 of 3   Who is Narendra Modi?   As pointed out in our last blog post, Narendra Modi will be India’s next Prime Minister. In order to better understand the impact of this outcome, we have written a three part blog series to describe…

The Daily – May 20 2014

May 20, 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS Wholesale sales in Canada were reportedly down 0.4%, below estimates of a 0.4% rise. The Consumer Price Index in Great Britain was reportedly up 0.4% and 1.8% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Consumer Price…

Narendra Modi Claims Victory

The race for 2016 is on! Chris Christie, the straight talking Conservative Governor of New Jerseys looks to lead a beleaguered Republican Party in a bitter war of attrition against a Democratic Party reeling from scandal and controversy lead into battle by the historically significant…

What’s in your portfolio?

This article took me by surprise. “RBC Benefits After Boosting Investment in Surging Smith & Wesson” Source: www.businessweek.com   RBC is among the fifth largest stakeholder in Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson is the second largest publicly traded Gun Manufacturer   Fact:  More than 8,000…

Notes from the Bloomberg Canadian Economic Summit

May 14, 2014 Covering Canada: What Markets Need to Know Bloomberg Journalists   There has been a record $32 billion of investment in the oil sands this past year. Keystone is in a stalemate, and the oil sands product is finding its way out of…

The Daily – May 14 2014

May 14, 2014 Daily Market Commentary   ECONOMIC NEWS   MBA Mortgage Applications in the U.S. were reportedly up 3.6%. The Producer Price Index in the U.S. was reportedly up 0.6% and 2.1% in month-over-month and year-over-year terms, respectively. The Producer Price Index except Food…

The Daily – May 12 2014

May 12, 2014 Economic News The M2 Money Supply in China was reportedly up 13.2% in year-over-year terms. An Eco Watchers survey of the current economic environment in Japan was reported at 41.6, below estimates of 45.2. Bank lending in Japan was reportedly up 2.1%…

The Monthly – May 2014

May 2014 MAAM: Monthly Note   Charles Dickens wrote the following in his 1859 book A Tale of Two Cities:  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was…

Alternative Asset Trust Highlight – Shopify is redefining e-commerce

Shopify is one of the many investments in our Alternative Asset Trust. Shopify is an e-commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their location and everywhere in between.  Shopify has gained popularity with mom-and-pop shops across the globe.  With Shopify, small and…

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