General News

Federal Reserve Makes Interest Rate Announcement

Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged, acknowledging inflation is close to target without indicating any intention to veer from their gradual path of interest-rate increases. To read the entire article click here.

It takes some red to make some green

As you are probably aware, we have had a significant shift in market sentiment over the last couple weeks.  In particular, yesterday saw over an 1,100 point decline in the US markets on the DOW.  We thought we would send out a note to help provide some insight to clients who may be questioning what… Read more »

U.S. Impact on VPI Canadian Equity Pool

The more global the economy becomes, the more events far from home can affect the companies in the VPI Portfolios.  Here are two stories about how U.S. President Donald Trump – specifically with his newly-passed tax cuts and hard line stance on NAFTA negotiations – is having an impact on the VPI Canadian Equity Pool…. Read more »

Bank of Canada eases up on rate-hike accelerator

The bank of Canada indicated it’s in no rush to cool an economy that is very close to running up against capacity constraints, citing a long list of worries ranging from gains in the Canadian dollar to risks associated with growing protectionism in the US. To read the entire article click here.