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Investment Compass – Recession Fears

The past three months have been the toughest for investors since the last quarter of 2008 when the financial crisis deepened after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. When the crisis and corresponding recession ended in 2009 it was believed by many that with governments and central banks around the world united in maintaining an accommodative…

Canadian Real Estate Chart Book

Canadian Real Estate Chart Book The Pacifica Partners' Canadian Real Estate Chart Book is a summary of Canadian home price trends versus both Canadian equities (TSX index) and home prices in major US cities. Charts for 12 month rates of change for home prices and "sales pair" volume in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal are…

Will Obama Get Re-Elected?

Economy Dims Obama's Re-election Hopes As investors take a look at the state of the world and inventory a list of the problems that challenge the global economy, perhaps one that is not being considered revolves around political leadership - or lack thereof. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy is embroiled in a political scandal involving the…

Investment Counsel Firms in Canada

Given the volatility in global stock, bond, and commodity markets, many individual investors are reassessing their investment portfolios. Often this reassessment generates interest in exploring alternative investment options that they may not have been previously familiar with. In particular, more and more individual investors are expressing interest in investment counselor or portfolio management services as…

Debt distraction masks opportunities in equities

Over the last several weeks, investors have been served a grim reminder of the volatility that markets are capable of and are being reminded of the events of 2008. The conventional wisdom is that the markets are reacting to the debt downgrade in the U.S. or the threat of default. As the U.S. debt ceiling…

Investment Compass: Europe, Earnings, & Expectations

The Three E's - Europe, Earnings, and Expectations The following is our summer 2011 quarterly "Investment Compass" commentary that examines the possible contagion of the European debt crisis, corporate profits and expectations for continued profit growth. Our newsletter should be visible above, if not, please visit the following link to read online: Investment Compass Legal…

BNN: Portfolio Strategy & Demographics

BNN: Portfolio Strategy & Demographics July 6th BNN Interview:- Business News Network & Pacifica Perspectives Trends in global demographics are providing longer-term opportunities. An aging population in China, Japan, and the US has long term market implications. One sector which is well positioned is Health Care and in particular pharmaceuticals. BNN speaks to AJ Sull,…

Large Cap Gold Producers Showing Value

Large Cap Gold Producers Showing Value June 14th Financial Post column:- Financial Post & Pacifica Perspectives Gold stocks have received relatively little attention from investors despite surging gold bullion prices which have risen over 200% in the last half decade to over $1500 an ounce. As a result, if an investor were stranded on a…

BNN: How to Invest in China

BNN Interview: How to Invest in China May 19th BNN Interview:- Business News Network & Pacifica Perspectives China's demographics are changing rapidly. BNN speaks to AJ Sull, president and chief investment officer, Pacifica Partners, and gets his take on how to tailor your investment strategy to its changing population. Legal Disclaimer This report is for…

The Unbalancing China Equation

The Unbalancing China Equation May 9th Financial Post column:- Financial Post & Pacifica Perspectives By now most investors have a pretty strong grasp of the problems facing the US. These problems range from massive US debt, unemployment, depressed real estate, and the list goes on. Conversely, the image of China as a country with a…
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