Economy

October 27, 2014
Vladimir Putin made a speech last week, following a closed door meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The crisis in Ukraine, oil prices staying above $80 and a...
December 6, 2013
US equities rallied Friday after jobs data surprised to the upside and the unemployment rate fell to a 5-year low of 7%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led North American...
November 27, 2013
Canadian and Australian grain companies have been tremendous benefactors of the rising populations and growing middle class of Asia. Companies from these two commonwealth nations...
November 6, 2013
Perhaps the best measure of the economy, and its overall health, is the Misery Index. The Finance Degree Center has put together a fantastic infographic documenting the rise of...
September 12, 2013
Toward the end of August, Pinnacle reviewed the TSX Venture 50 (R) group of companies to find out which ones have outperformed the market in 2013; more specifically, we wanted to...
September 10, 2013
As the interest rate on the 10 Year Treasury Note hits 52 week highs and trades near 3%, all investors have to wonder how higher rates will impact the USD and the price of...
August 25, 2013
Dear member,Understanding what ushers in and sustains a secular bull market, the most powerful and long-lasting force in equity and commodity markets, eludes many investors (and...
August 22, 2013
Continuing our series of reports on the 2013 TSX Venture 50, today we are reviewing the YTD performance of the ten companies selected into the Diversified Industries category. To...
August 11, 2013
Tokyo confirmed less than an hour ago that Japan's GDP rose at an annualized rate of 2.6% in the second quarter of 2013. This has come as a shock to many as monetary policy in...
August 1, 2013
The Fed and central banks around the world continue to unite in stimulus efforts to stabilize markets and support economic expansion. The Fed's efforts appear to be working as...
July 19, 2013
Pinnacle Digest writes: The divide between public investors, sometimes known as 'dumb money' and Wall Street institutions and hedge funds, historically known as 'smart money' has...
July 9, 2013
Pinnacle Digest writes: The truth behind the June Jobs report is that the vast majority of new jobs created were part-time, temporary or seasonal in nature. The number of full...
June 28, 2013
A couple years ago former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker stated that quantitative easing appeared to be a policy that would see its beneficial effects decrease over time. At the time...
June 27, 2013
Precious metals investors got some good news Thursday after New York Federal Reserve Bank President, William Dudley confirmed that the central bank may prolong its asset-purchase...
June 26, 2013
Pinnacle Digest writes: US equities are back dancing to their own beat as negatively revised GDP numbers sent the Dow up over 100 points Wednesday. While media types and...
June 18, 2013
Pinnacle Digest writes: In a weak commodities market such as this, it is important to keep your eyes and mind wide open, as the old adage; ‘there's always a bull market somewhere...
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