September 16th, 2014

LNG Promises Steeped in Forecast Risk

The government of BC staked a great deal of the province’s future prosperity on its ability to work with
the energy industry to harness BC’s natural gas reserves for export to the energy hungry nations of Asia. To
further underline the future potential, the government has stated that it would f…

 
July 25th, 2014

Debating the Return of Inflation

When the world’s central banks decided to undertake a zero interest-rate policy and then to inject money
into the global banking system to levels that were previously unforeseen, there was widespread fear that this
would eventually unleash an inflationary firestorm. Our take was, and is, that the…

 
June 6th, 2014

An Embarrassment of Riches

One of the few things Wall Street, Main Street and politicians of all stripes can agree on is that the
economic recovery since the last recession has been slower than expected. If we listen closely to the speeches
of various policy makers, there is an undertone of frustration in their voices. #outl…

 
June 5th, 2014

CBC Television: Lang & O’Leary Exchange

Pacifica Partners' Naveen Gopal, Vice President of Client Services, was interviewed by Kevin O'Leary and
Amanda Lang on the February 27th, 2014 airing of "The Lang & O'Leary Exchange".   The topic of
discussion: Canadian baby boomers and their reliance on home equity to fund their retireme…

 
February 14th, 2014

2014 Kicked Off With Too Few Bears

In 2013, the financial markets began to put the fears rooted in the Financial Crisis behind them as investors
began to sense that there was light at the end of the tunnel. Optimism seemed to replace fear and investors
began a flight out of the safety of bonds and into equities. As last year drew to…

 
November 7th, 2013

The Challenges of Oversupply

This edition of our newsletter takes a look at a topic that we think deserves more attention from investors
and policy makers. Since the end of the last reces- sion, there has been much debate around the topic of why
the global economy has not been more responsive to the more than 500 interest rate…

 
September 8th, 2013

Submerging Markets – the downside of developing economies

Over the last several years, investors became accustomed to the belief that the influence of the U.S. economy
and its policies on the emerging markets nations was waning. The emerging markets countries include the
well-publicized BRICs group of countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) but also …

 
August 6th, 2013

Investors have a Taper Tantrum

The financial industry rarely has a challenge when coming up with clever headlines to describe the markets.
Our newsletter gets its title from recent investor reaction to the mere hint that the US Feder-<br> al
Reserve (the ‘Fed’) may reduce or ‘taper’ its monthly $85 billion bond pur…

 
May 15th, 2013

Zoomer Magazine Interviews Pacifica Partners

Zoomer Magazine interviews Pacifica Partners' Chief Investment Officer, AJ Sull in their March 2013 Smart
Money Strategies issue. AJ provides his insight on investment strategies for the 50 something demographic. An
excerpt of the Smart Money Strategies column is included below. Please visist every…

 
May 14th, 2013

Canada & the USA, a Tale of Two Economies

When two countries are as interconnected as Canada and the US, it is often the case that their respective
economic circumstances are at least somewhat similar. For these two North American neighbors, however, their
economies and stock markets have diverged considerably over recent months. This shou…