Miscellaneous

In Defence of the Government Extracurricular

For many provincial and municipal governments in Canada – and around the world, really – austerity is the new normal. A well-intended reluctance to devote resources to anything other than political and social imperatives means that many governments are getting smaller, operating in more streamlined (and hopefully effective) ways. Tools that measure Return on InvestmentRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks managed to produce gains but pulled back from highs earlier in the week; now investors are questioning whether this is the beginning of the end for the relentless upside.

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks came back from early trouble to extend over 1 percent in weekly gains, capping the best January in over 30 years. Poor earnings early in the week provided examples of what kind of effect a global slowdown was having on larger stocks.

How to Call Your Mortgage Company If You Are Caught up in the Partial Shutdown

I reached out to Eric Selk, Executive Director at Hope Now, a non-profit alliance among counselors, mortgage companies, investors, regulators, and other mortgage market participants, to gather some tips for federal employees affected by the partial shutdown who might miss a mortgage payment due to not receiving a paycheck.