Will Canada Ever Succeed at This?

Canada LNG may represent the last chance to export nat gas

With roughly $35 trillion of natural resources in the ground, Canada is the land of economic opportunity. Few countries, if any, can compete, sort of… In the last 10-15 years, Canada has squandered opportunities to establish itself as a global natural gas player. We’ve provided a front-row seat at Pinnacle, regularly writing for more than […]

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Deflation, anybody?

A disturbing deflationary force is starting to boil, ironically right in the face of rising inflation worldwide… Population decline or dropping birth rates has become a global phenomenon. Fewer workers, fewer immigrants, and far less tax revenue will present a new set of challenges for the 21st century. For investors, adapting to the changing demographics […]

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America’s Saving Rate Points to Recession

Is the American economy weakening or already in recession? Or is the inflation squeeze leaving consumers with little left to save? We know that is true, but it is only part of the story. With the nation’s savings rate crashing to 2008 lows, households may not be saving much because they already have a cushion […]

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TSX Venture Update: Trading Volumes Hit Record Lows

TSX Venture liquidity dries up

The TSX Venture has averaged about 27 million shares traded per day in the past ten trading days. However, on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, trading volumes fell to less than 20 million total shares traded, according to TMX data. To my knowledge, 15.8 million shares traded on May 25th is the lowest volume […]

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Former NFL Player’s New Plant-Based Venture

PlantFuel products

Good consumer product ideas are plentiful in the startup world; but a good idea isn’t enough on its own. Successful startups are usually products of clinical execution, continual innovation, and management’s ability to deliver in a timely fashion. Introducing PlantFuel Life Inc. (FUEL: CSE) PlantFuel Life Inc.’s (“PlantFuel” or the “Company”) leadership team brings more […]

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Four Factors Pointing To US Recession

many signs are now pointing to a US recession

Global markets are breaking under the immense weight of uncertainty, slowing growth, and runaway inflation. While the central banks may destroy the latter as interest rates rise in most developed countries, it will come at a high cost. After contracting by 1.4% in Q1, a U.S. recession may already be here. Below I outline four […]

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Nowhere to Hide, Venture Drops 8% in 5 Days

recession fears surge as bear market takes hold

The TSX Venture is now firmly in bear market territory and may be teetering on the edge of a larger collapse. Canada’s junior exchange is now down just over 24% from its high of 1,018 in November 2021. The NASDAQ and Russell 2000 are also in bear markets as U.S. indices continue to falter. The […]

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Bridging the Gap in Crypto

FRNT Financial comes to trade

Newly listed FRNT Financial (FRNT: TSXV), which is featured below, aims to provide institutional investors exposure to cryptocurrencies.    The cryptocurrency market continues to experience volatility, but it’s here to stay. Combined, the global crypto market is worth roughly US$2 trillion. Only a decade ago, crypto represented a niche market for daring speculators. Since then, […]

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Double-Digit Inflation Arrives?

runaway inflation may have finally arrived

Tomorrow the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the CPI or consumer price index for March. Buckle up. It is going to be a doozy. While top forecasters predict it will top February’s 7.9% inflation print (a 40-year high) – I think it may touch double digits, but will be above 9%. Here is why. […]

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