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.
By Brenton Kemp on February 22nd, 2016 - Inflation rose to 2% on a year-on-year basis thanks to some hotter-than-expected Consumer Price Index numbers in January, one of the many things the Weekly Economic Watch captured from last week before looking forward to the week ahead.
By Brenton Kemp on February 18th, 2016 - Look no further than Canadian investors as the main culprits of Canadian dollar depreciation in the second half of 2015. As today's Hot Chart shows, Canadian portfolios have continued to flee the country which explains a significant tumble in the Canadian dollar late last year.
By Brenton Kemp on February 17th, 2016 - In contrast to the mortgage sub-prime disaster in 2008, rising debt in the U.S. is shifting towards borrowing for automobiles with non-banking entities taking over as the main lenders.
By Brenton Kemp on February 16th, 2016 - It was reported on Friday that Saudi Arabia and Russia were in agreement to freeze oil output at January levels, however as today's Hot Chart shows, the skepticism shown by markets today is indeed warranted.
By Brenton Kemp on February 16th, 2016 - An extremely quiet week on the economic front only magnified Fed Chair Janet Yellen's meeting with congress in the middle of last week in which she discussed the Fed's Monetary Policy Report.
By Brenton Kemp on February 12th, 2016 - The price of gold has been on the upswing since it bottomed in early December amid market turmoil, which has us thinking of where the yellow metal is headed as we move forward through this period of hightened volatility.
By Brenton Kemp on February 11th, 2016 - Tis the season to be asking your accountant some very important questions as you prepare your 2015 income taxes. However, given different corporate year-ends, this is an all-season discussion for small business owners!
By Brenton Kemp on February 10th, 2016 - Our 4th Quarter 2015 newsletter is here and it officially closes the book on the first two calendar years the Kemp Family Wealth Management group has managed the Permanent Portfolio. Given the turmoil in world capital markets, now is the time to pay attention to this strategy.
By Brenton Kemp on February 9th, 2016 - The old tactic of threatening to quit in order to increase your income is no longer working in the U.S. as today's Hot Chart shows!


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