2016 Q4 Economic Update

2016 Q4 Economic Update from Transition Financial Advisors, Inc. The U.S. stock market has been in a holding pattern for several months now, as uncertainty over the election and high equity valuations have kept the S&P 500 in a narrow trading range.  Analysts...

2016 Q3 Economic Update

2016 Q3 Economic Update from Transition Financial Advisors, Inc. The world’s stock markets have spent the better part of 2016 on rocky ground and we expect volatility to continue into the second half of the year. Investors were confronted with the British vote to...

Brexit

We have had a few inquiries in response to the market turbulence created by the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, and we thought it important to share our thoughts: In the short-term, we believe this event is likely to impact the markets much like any...

Why You Don’t Lose Money On Currency Exchange

From July of 2014 to February of 2015 the Canada/US currency exchange rate plummeted from 1C$=U$0.94 to U$0.79 with the rapid drop in oil prices . . . a decline of 16% in just eight months. The carnage continued as the Canadian loonie bottomed out at U$0.69 in January...

2016 Q2 Economic Update

2016 Q2 Economic Update from Transition Financial Advisors, Inc. Fears of a global recession hit markets hard at the start of the year, making it the worst start to any year in history. Weakening corporate earnings, continued evidence of sluggish global growth, and...

2016 Q1 Economic Update

2016 Q1 Economic Update from Transition Financial Advisors, Inc. What a welcome to 2016! The stock markets have greeted us with the worst start in history.  Although that makes for a great headline, in reality, there is no predictive value to a good start or a bad...

2015 Q4 Economic Update

2015 Q4 Economic Update from Transition Financial Advisors, Inc. Global stocks tumbled in the third quarter amid signs of an economic slowdown in China and uncertainty over U.S. monetary policy. Energy and material stocks incurred the greatest losses on worries over...

2015 Q3 Economic Update

2015 Q3 Economic Update from Transition Financial Advisors, Inc.   In light of the prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase later this year, a June market free-fall in China, and the resurfacing of the Greek debt crisis, the U.S. stock market still...

2015 Q2 Economic Update

2015 Q2 Economic Update from Transition Financial Advisors, Inc.   Global stocks advanced in the first quarter of 2015 amid rising mergers & acquisition activity, escalating central bank stimulus overseas, and signs of renewed economic growth in Europe and Japan....