Category archives: Global Events

Why Terminating NAFTA Would Be Painful For Everyone

Last update on Sept. 4, 2017.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll also explain why terminating trade agreements tend to hurt economic growth.

 

Aug Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of August 2017 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

+0.5%

+10.9%

+77.6%

Balanced

+0.5%

+9.6%

+64.7%

Slightly Conservative

+0.5%

+8.3%

+52 ...

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Does The Political Turmoil In The U.S. Matter?

Last update on June 5, 2017.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll also discuss the impact that the U.S. political situation could have on the stock market.

 

May Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of May 2017 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

-1.7%

+21.1%

+83.1%

Balanced

-1.5%

+18.6%

+69.3%

Slightly ...

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Why Stocks Didn't Crash When Trump Got Elected

Last update on Dec. 5, 2016.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll explain why the stock market didn’t tank despite Trump’s victory and give my outlook on the stock market.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of November 2016 were as follows:

 

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

+5.1%

+14.5%

+71.7%

Balanced

+4.3%

+13 ...

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Why The U.S. Will Probably See Higher Inflation, Regardless Of Who Wins The Election

Last update on Nov. 7, 2016.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll make the case that inflation will rise regardless of who wins the election.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of October 2016 were as follows:

 

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

+2.5%

+10.2%

+63.3%

Balanced

+2.3%

+9.7%

+53.1%

Slightly Conservative

+2 ...

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Why And To What Extent Brexit Is Bad For Stocks

Last update on July 4, 2016.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll explain just why and to what extent Brexit is bad news for stocks.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of June 2016 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

-1.8%

+2.0%

+48.6%

Balanced

-1.6%

+2.1%

+40.4%

Slightly Conservative

-1.3 ...

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What A Donald Trump Presidency Could Mean For Your Investments

Last update on June 6, 2016.

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"I can say with 100% certainty that there is a really good chance we could see a huge, huge [stock market] correction." - Mark Cuban

At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll explain what may happen to our investments if Donald Trump were to become president.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of May 2016 were as follows:

 

Last Month ...

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Why The U.S. Interest Rate Hike Worries Some Investors

Last update on Jan. 15, 2016.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll explain how some investors see higher U.S. interest rates affecting companies and the global economy, and how such effects could influence the price of stocks and bonds.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of December 2015 were as follows:

 Last MonthLast 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Slightly Aggressive ...

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4 Ways The Liberal Election Victory Could Affect Our Investments

Last update on Nov. 2, 2015.

 

At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll comment on how the Liberals' policies could affect the prices of our investments, namely our stocks, bonds and the real estate market.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of October 2015 were as follows:

 Last MonthLast 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Slightly Aggressive +5.8% +14.1% +48.9%
Balanced +4.9% +12.1% +40.2%
Slightly Conservative ...

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The Real Reason Why Stocks Fell Last Month

Last update on Oct. 31, 2015.

Technical Analysis

Image: Man drawing candlestick charts, courtesy of Shutterstock.

 

At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll explain what I think really caused the brief stock market crash last month.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of August 2015 were as follows:

 Aug 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Slightly Aggressive -4.0% +13.6% +45.1%
Balanced -3.5% +11.3% +37.2%
Slightly Conservative -2 ...

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How China's Stock Market Crash Could Affect Your Portfolio

Last update on Aug. 3, 2015.

Chinese navy

 

At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll explain what the Chinese stock market crash means for the global economy, and what effect it could have on the value of your portfolio.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of July 2015 were as below:

 July 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Slightly Aggressive +4.1%  +21.2%  +51.2%
Balanced +3.3%  +17 ...

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