2011 Mid-Year Investment & Economic Update Intro
May30

2011 Mid-Year Investment & Economic Update Intro

The general outlook for for the remainder of 2011 has not changed much from the 2010 Outlook. Earlier this year I had written detailed 2010 reviews & 2011 outlooks, for the bond market, currencies, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A).  My intention was to distance them from the commonly published (and relatively useless) “outlook” and prediction, or “best places to put money this year 2011” type articles.  However, there is...

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2011 Mid-Year U.S. Economic Update & Outlook
May30

2011 Mid-Year U.S. Economic Update & Outlook

The U.S. economy expanded 1.8%, the unemployment rate edged up to 9.0%, U.S. government debt situation worsened during the first quarter of 2011.

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2011 Mid-Year Canadian Economic Update & Outlook
Jun01

2011 Mid-Year Canadian Economic Update & Outlook

In the first half of 2011 Canada’s economy saw modest improvement, but was pressured by high unemployment, prices, increasing imports, and household debt.

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2011 Mid-Year Mergers & Acquisitions Update [Part1]
Jul06

2011 Mid-Year Mergers & Acquisitions Update [Part1]

Corporate merger & acquisition (M&A) activity has increased in 2011, with increased corporate confidence, low valuations, and the search for growth.

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2011 Mid-Year Mergers & Acquisitions Update [Part2]
Jul15

2011 Mid-Year Mergers & Acquisitions Update [Part2]

Overall volume of merger & acquisition activity has risen across all sectors & industries in the first half of 2011, and is expected to continue into 2012.

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