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Why Canadian Stocks Outperform U.S. Stocks during Inflationary Periods

Canada’s inflation rate soared to its highest level in almost 20-years in October, juiced by pandemic-related supply and demand challenges, supply chain disruptions, and higher energy costs. While inflation has resulted in the cost of virtually everything to climb, which is negatively impacting the household finances of everyday Canadians, many Canadian stocks actually outperform U.S. […]

Cannabis Stocks Turn Bullish on Leaked Draft of Republican-Led Bill to Legalization Marijuana

Recreational cannabis has only been legal in Canada for three years, but the North American pot industry has already had its fair share of ups and downs, from eager investors sending pot stocks soaring in the leadup to legalization, to industry scandals, underwhelming sales, mounting debt, and strong sales during COVID-19. Things started to look […]

Bank of Canada Shocks Markets, Ends QE, Signals Earlier Than Expected Rate Hike

After climbing higher for a record 14 straight days, the TSX, Canada’s biggest stock market index, hit a brick wall after the Bank of Canada said it was ending its quantitative easing and could raise its key lending rate sooner than expected. On Wednesday, October 27 the Bank of Canada surprised the markets when it […]

TSX Breaks Record Winning Streak Dating Back More Than 40 Years

There are records, and then there are records. Wall Street might be excited about the NASDAQ, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and S&P 500 hitting record levels, but the biggest American stock market indexes have nothing on the TSX. Not only is the TSX at record levels, but Canada’s main stock index recently climbed for a […]

Great News for Dividend Stocks: Third-Quarter Earnings Season Has Been Solid

A year ago, companies were being gutted by the coronavirus lockdowns and companies were reigning in spending. Today, companies on the TSX and S&P 500 are reporting robust earnings and revenue growth. It wasn’t supposed to be this way, third-quarter earnings were expected to be hit by headwinds from inflation, an uneven economic recovery, the […]