Category Archives: Fiscal Updates

Keeping track of my finances

Fiscal Update February 2019

Slowing Economy and Rising Insolvencies It was a pretty good month for stocks. The Dow Jones actually gained 11% during the first 2 months of 2019, its best 2 months in a decade. 🙂 But not everything is looking positive. Bond yields have been falling since December, suggesting slower growth. And the number of Canadians who filed for… Read More »

Fiscal Update December 2018

  Changes in the Financial Markets in 2018 Currencies: Canadian dollar weaken from 0.80 to 0.73 USD.(Less purchasing power and more expensive imports, such as food from the U.S.) U.S. dollar index up to 96 from 92.(Non Americans pay a higher premium to buy U.S. investments.) Stock Markets: Most markets around the world dropped in 2018, especially Emerging and Asian markets.… Read More »