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2017 First Quarter Market Commentary

8 May, 2017

Though global equity markets traded sideways in March, they ended the first quarter with a gain of 5.2%. We like the fact that most equity markets have been driven by earnings growth rather than P/E expansion so far in 2017, making the current rally... Read More

2016 Year-End Market Commentary

16 March, 2017

Filed Under: Financial Planning

2016 Year-End Market Commentary: 2016 was a year like a good suspense film, full of plot twists, unexpected events, with alternating emotions of joy and anguish.... Read More

3rd Quarter Commentary

18 October, 2016

Filed Under: Financial Planning

Never in the 250-year modern history of Western culture, with the exception of the communist states, has government intervention played such a large role in the valuation of financial assets.... Read More

Keeping Your Portfolio Out of the Critical Care Unit

9 November, 2015

Filed Under: Investment Services

'Buy and hold' - we have heard this axiom as the only solution to successful investing for decades, and it has gradually gained wide acceptance by the investment industry, the media, and investors. It was meant to keep investors from constantly trying...... Read More

Will You have Enough to Retire?

30 September, 2015

Filed Under: Events

Financial & Investment Guidance for Doctors S P E A K E R John Soutsos, CIM® EPC, Investment Advisor IPC Securities Corporation - 29 year investment-industry veteran Former co-host of ‘The Power and Money Show’ on AM640    WHEN Tuesday, October 13th,...... Read More

IPC Private Wealth - 2015 Second Quarter Market Commentary

9 September, 2015

Filed Under: Investment Services

Weak Quarter, but Strong Six Months for the Markets At the halfway mark of 2015, investors were absorbing news from Greece, the impact of a growing bubble in China’s equity market, slower U.S. growth, and on-going geo-political events across the globe....... Read More

From the Portfolio Management Desk: The Recent News from Greece

9 July, 2015

There has been a lot of speculation over the past few years about Greece’s ability to pay its debt, and its future with respect to its membership in the European Union. The most recent news out of Greece has further fuelled the speculation. On July 5...... Read More

John Soutsos - Market Commentary - The Nature of Capital Market Returns

5 June, 2015

Over the last few years, the capital markets, and more specifically, U.S. stocks have provided steady returns to investors. As a result, your portfolio has been experiencing incremental gains almost every quarter. Realistically though, and as we’ve seen...... Read More

John Soutsos - 1st Quarter Market Commentary

15 April, 2015

The Canadian stock market (S&P/TSX Composite Index) and the U.S. stock market (S&P 500 Index) each had weak results in the first quarter in local currency terms with returns, according to Morningstar.com, in the 1-2% range. However, when factoring in...... Read More