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By Brenton Kemp on March 17th, 2016 - As widely expected, the Fed maintained the federal funds rate in the 0.25-0.50% range after their two-day meeting concluded yesterday. Our Economics and Strategy team is here to dissect the Fed's decision as well as providing some insight into Fed Chair Janet Yellen's post-decision press conference.
March 16th, 2016 - It appears as though the key interest rate in the U.S. will remain unchanged after the Fed's latest get together.
By Brenton Kemp on March 2nd, 2016 - Our monthly Forex report is here to tackle such issues as: is China going to devalue the Yuan? Is the loonie appreciation here to stay? What about the USD's deprecation in 2016? Perspective and educated opinion on all these questions are here for your reading pleasure!
By Brenton Kemp on March 1st, 2016 - Canada's GDP growth for the 4th quarter 2015 came in healthier than expected, but not for the right reasons.
By Brenton Kemp on March 1st, 2016 - The G-20 gathering wrapped up on February 27th and it appears global financial leaders are now calling on it's members to institute more fiscal policy as the belief is current monetary policy effectiveness is reaching it's limit.
By Brenton Kemp on February 29th, 2016 - Budgetary issues took centre stage last week as a rather significant increase in Canada's deficit was revealed while residents of Ontario digested the freshly released Provincial budget.
By Brenton Kemp on February 26th, 2016 - So far in 2016 we have seen the worst January in U.S. equity market history, a surge in Gold, a depreciation of the $USD, and recently, a rebound in equities. Permanent Portfolio, as usual, has cut through this noise and protected capital while delivering impressive returns in 2016.
By Brenton Kemp on February 24th, 2016 - A positive swing in Canada's travel balance has been the result of foreigners taking advantage of an attractive loonie while Canadian citizens have been staying put for the time being.
By Brenton Kemp on February 23rd, 2016 - On the surface, China's current account surplus appears to be positive news. However as today's Hot Chart shows, the surplus is for all the wrong reasons.
By Brenton Kemp on February 22nd, 2016 - We saw equity markets worldwide rebound somewhat last week, however can we consider this an uptrend? The Morning Comment tackles that question while providing insight on commodity prices and China's economic situation.

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