October 2009

Corporate Earnings: Looking Under The Hood

Corporate Earnings: Looking Under The Hood Pacifica Partners' Financial Post Weekly Column - Oct 22nd 2009 Preview: This month has seen perhaps the most eagerly anticipated set of quarterly earnings announcements by investors around the world. After the run up that the markets have enjoyed this year, many are wondering if corporations will be able…

Newsletter: Are We (Half Way) There Yet

Are We (Half Way) There Yet? - A look at the stimulus paved road to recovery Pacifica Partners' Investment Compass - Quarterly Market Commentary- Oct 18th 2009 In this issue: Pacifica Partners' 2009 third quarter Investment Compass Quarterly Market Commentary examines the economy's current state and the impact that the global economic stimulus packages have…

Gold – Chasing the Herd Can Trample Returns

Gold - Chasing the Herd Can Trample Returns Pacifica Partners' Financial Post Weekly Column - Oct 15th 2009 Preview: Many an academic paper has been written to better study mutual fund flows. The conclusion of most of them has been that investors consistently choose to chase returns. That is, they like to follow the herd…

A Note to Snowbirds – Be Aware of Financial Pitfalls

A Note to Snowbirds - Be Aware of Financial Pitfalls Pacifica Partners' Financial Post Weekly Column - Oct 8th 2009 Preview: As autumn steadfastly approaches, many Canadian Snowbirds begin their migration to warmer US climes. This year however, even more would-be Snowbirds are lured south on the back of a strong Canadian Dollar and from…

Are Markets Priced For Perfection

Are Markets Priced for Perfection? Pacifica Partners' Financial Post Weekly Column - Sept 30th 2009 Preview: As we make the transition from the lazy days of summer to the fall, most investors are enjoying the first extended period of optimism in quite some time. We have seen the markets come back from the freefall they…
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