Savoring a vintage wine is one of life’s great pleasures. But often overlooked in the joy of consumption is the carefully calibrated journey from grape to glass. Similar levels of care are critical to good investment outcomes.
As we end the first quarter of 2017, the financial markets seem relatively calm and the financial media has been strangely absent of any major economic or financial crisis. But if we wait long enough, we are bound to hear or read about the impending doom.
Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled the 2017 British Columbia provincial budget on February 21, 2017. The minister projects a balanced budget for the fifth consecutive fiscal year, with surpluses in each of the next three years of the fiscal plan.
Every year brings its share of surprises. But how many of us could have imagined/predicted that 2016 would see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series, Bob Dylan receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Britain voting to leave the European Union, Donald Trump elected president and the Dow Jones Industrial Average close out the year a whisker away from 20,000?
Americans will soon head to the polls to elect the next president of the United States. While the outcome is unknown, one thing is for certain: There will be a steady stream of opinions from pundits and prognosticators about how the election will impact the stock market.