Around The World In 100 Words - February 2018; Week 7

Published by First Capital Financial on Feb 12, 2018

Remember the feeling you had after surviving the first jaw-dropping plunge on a roller coaster, only to realize that the next one was just seconds away? This same experience is being replicated by equity... Continue reading

Around The World In 100 Words - February 2018; Week 6

Published by First Capital Financial on Feb 05, 2018

At the risk of saying “I told you so,” last weeks’ equity market selloff was expected and long overdue. Putting aside the ominous number itself (Dow down 666 points - a devilishly downward denominator)... Continue reading

Around The World In 100 Words - January 2018; Week 5

Published by First Capital Financial on Jan 30, 2018

There’s a scene in the Western Classic How The West Was Won where the herd of cattle is spooked and changes direction, flattening the nearby town in a thunderous stampede. It didn’t take much to get them... Continue reading

Around The World In 100 Words - January 2018, Week 4

Published by First Capital Financial on Jan 22, 2018

January is flying by and the theme of this month is FOMO -Fear Of Missing Out. The article in today’s Globe & Mail, included at the end of this post, is all about this. Investors ignoring insanely expensive... Continue reading

Around The World In 100 Words - January 2018, Week 3

Published by First Capital Financial on Jan 16, 2018

Up, up and away. The Bull Market -particularly US equities- continues on with the question hanging in the air of how long can it last? The article from the Globe & Mail cites Goldman Sachs as saying the... Continue reading

Around The World In 100 Words - January 2018, Week 2

Published by First Capital Financial on Jan 11, 2018

This week’s Around the World asks a good question -Are You Worried About An Equity Market Correction? and looks to history for some direction. Thanks to AGF Wealth Management who has compiled the research... Continue reading

Around The World In 100 Words - January 2018, Week 1

Published by First Capital Financial on Jan 02, 2018

2018 is under way and it promises to be an interesting year. On the front burner is Brexit, the defeat of Islamic State, nuclear brinkmanship on the Korean Peninsula, rising interest rates and, you guessed... Continue reading

Around The World In 100 Words - December 2017, Week 51

Published by First Capital Financial on Dec 19, 2017

Last year at this time, the Economist magazine (of which I am an adherent) published their Year Ahead issue predicting death and turmoil in a dark occult context, using tarot cards and cryptic symbolism.... Continue reading

Around The World In 100 Words - December 2017, Week 48

Published by First Capital Financial on Nov 29, 2017

This week's Around the World looks at the issue of who is keeping Canada's government going. Not surprisingly, the burden isn't being shared equally by all. Still, the stats are eye-popping when you consider... Continue reading

Around The World in 100 Words - November 2017, Week 47

Published by First Capital Financial on Nov 27, 2017

This week's Around The World (ATW) revisits the economic pot-on-the-back-burner, namely the re-negotiation of NAFTA. As summarized in today's Globe & Mail article, there has been zero progress on that... Continue reading