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  • The Geek's Reading List: Feb 26

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include Tesla, CRISPR and Electric Car. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: Feb 26

    Posted By: Canadian Private Market Recap: Feb 26

    The U.S. equity markets extended gains from the prior week while the TSX marked time. Ongoing concerns about global economic weakness and the expected continuation of easy money policy from European and the Asian central banks fueled the upward swing in the equity markets. Continued positive developments between OPEC and Russia on oil production also added to the momentum seen in the last two weeks. In the credit markets, mid-market loan pricing got more expensive and total leverage levels decreased last week as a result of a temporary slowdown in loan origination.

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  • The Geek's Reading List: Feb 19

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include Tesla, Apple and IBM. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: Feb 19

    Posted By: Ann Zhang & Anan Sivapalu

    The North American markets rebounded from the decline seen in the prior week. Recent efforts by major oil producers to curb production provided some optimism regarding oil prices. Additionally, the Federal Reserve’s mixed comments on further interest rate increases this year buoyed the markets. The credit markets remain buoyant despite the equity market turmoil seen since the start of the year.

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  • The Geek's Reading List: Feb 13

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include Tesla, Apple and Bitcoin Wallet. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: Feb 12

    Posted By: Ann Zhang & Anan Sivapalu

    The North American equity markets continued their decline, particularly in Canada. The West Texas Intermediate benchmark remains below US$30, despite OPEC’s announcement last week of plans to curtail production. Uncertainty regarding the Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates continues to add volatility to the equity markets. Despite this equity market volatility, credit markets remain robust.

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  • The Geek's Reading List: Feb 5

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include Apple, SwiftKey and Tesla. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: Feb 5

    Posted By: Ann Zhang & Anan Sivapalu

    Last week, U.S. equities erased the gains made from the previous week, driven primarily by Friday’s disappointing jobs report. The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs compared to 190,000 expected by Wall Street. Despite this recent weakness, the fed is expected to continue increasing interest rates this year given the record low unemployment rate of 4.9%, and a 2.5% increase in wages. The perception of a slowing economic recovery and impending rate hike drove last week’s market pull-back. The Canadian equity markets were relatively unaffected by U.S. jobs report. Despite the U.S. equity market volatility, credit markets remained relatively stable.

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