Monthly Archives: August 2016

July 2016 Fiscal Update

Bull Market Continues July was another fantastic month for stocks! Earnings from technology companies held up to expectations which drove up the Nasdaq composite by 6%. The other major US indexes and even the Canadian stock market increased a bit as well, although it’s hard to understand why since other than the tech sector, most companies had stagnant profits. 😕 Nevertheless,… Read More »

The Consequences of Negative Interest Rate Policies

Stock Markets Reach Record Highs… Again  Both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 indexes have climbed to all time highs in late July. 🙂 But corporate earnings have been stagnant and economic growth remains weak. Restaurant sales have slowed. The U.S. economy only grew a disappointing 1.2% in the second quarter, well below expectations. 😕 So what’s… Read More »