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1111, 2020

GLC Market Matters – Summary for October

Most equity markets weakened in October as U.S. election news and rising COVID-19 counts blanketed the airwaves alongside the season’s first snowfall blanketing lawns. In contrast, cannabis stocks were up. Yeah, I know… sometimes markets really do make sense!

Investor sentiment moves from sanguine to somber to Halloween scary…

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1410, 2020

GLC Market Commentary: Wake me up when September ends

September began with strong stock markets gains, hopes for a U.S. pandemic stimulus bill and the longawaited re-opening of many schools and businesses.September ended with stock losses, no stimulus bill, a COVID second wave, the loss of a U.S. Supreme Court icon and an election debate that had more school […]

1109, 2020

GLC Market Matters. Summary for August 2020

Global equity markets have risen consistently all summer long, with U.S. equities continuing to shine as the bright star amongst peers. The S&P 500’s 7% monthly gain (with gains achieved on all but five days in August) speaks to the optimism of investors enthusiastically anticipating a V-shaped recovery. U.S. consumer […]

1607, 2020

2020 Mid-Year Market Review by GLC

Exiting the March 23 bottom, equity markets bounced back sharply, posting one of the strongest and quickest recoveries in history. Why? How? As inconceivably bad as economic data was in April, the unprecedentedly large monetary and fiscal responsefrom world governments was even more overwhelming. The combined strength of a united […]

1806, 2020

The great re-opening experiment has begun

Across the globe, nations inched closer to ending isolation measures (as long as we all agree to stay six feet apart) and plans to re-open economies were unmasked (but masks are recommended).While re-opening conditions varied greatly by region, the news was met with relief. After weeks of worrisome and sometimes […]

106, 2020

Markets rebound as focus turns to ‘new normal’ in a post-pandemic world

April offered strong gains for global equity and bond markets driven by fiscal and monetary stimulus and the apparent slowing of the spread of COVID-19. The S&P 500 led the global pack of stock markets roaring back in April with a near 13% gain, its best monthly performance since January […]

1405, 2020

Canada Life Mortgage Rates May 2020

Not everybody knows that Canada Life provides residential mortgages with very competitive rates. At Lazar-Wealth Succession Strategies we have in-house access to these low rates and happy to help our customers with their mortgage needs and secured lines of credit.

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1304, 2020

GLC Summary for Q1 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19 dominated headlines, altered daily lives and spread fear across capital markets.Government aid and policy responses globally have been both material and rapid.Balanced investors benefited from fixed-income holdings to offset large equity losses, though only the safest of safe-haven assets realized gains.An oil price war between […]

1703, 2020

Credential Market Commentaries as of 29/02/2020

GDP gains. Economic growth in Canada was positive in December at 0.3%, beating 0.1% in the previous month and above expectations of the same amount. This was the strongest pace since May as growth was seen in both the services and manufacturing sectors led by transportation and warehousing (+1.5%) and […]

2802, 2020

The coronavirus: understanding the market reaction and five ways to keep your investment strategy healthy

What’s happening? The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is a human tragedy for all those affected. Recent heightened concerns are spilling over into global economic and capital market concerns – causing sharp drops in market values and an increase in volatility.Capital market investors are facing the difficult task of […]