Apparently All That Glitters Is Gold!



ValueAct Sees Value In Trinity Industries.

While I am nowhere in the same league as the geniuses at ValueAct Capital Management, I must admit that I did spend the majority of last Friday smiling upon reading the news that a fund associated with ValueAct Capital Management Continue reading

The Week That Was


The first trading week of 2016 saw investors heading for the hills as concerns over China’s economy jumped to the fore with increased fervor and tensions in the Middle East continued to rise. Each of the indices posted sharp losses, all but one in excess of 5%.


The Week That Was


The week leading up to American Thanksgiving saw both the DOW and S&P 500 close more or less flat over the previous week, while Canada’s S&P/TSX composite fell a modest 50 bps. The European indexes all closed higher, with Germany’s DAX occupying the week’s overall top spot thanks to a gain of 1.56%. France’s CAC 40 continues to lead the pack on a YTD basis with its return of +15.39%.

The Week That Was


Investors once again headed for the hills last week as each of the indices aboveĀ ended sharply in the red, erasing the gains recorded the week ended August 28th. Looks like volatility will be the name of the game going forward.

The DOW, S&P 500, Canada’s S&P/TSX, and London’s FTSE 100 are firmly in the red while Germany’s DAX, France’s CAC 40 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 are hanging on to modest gains thus far.