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The Global Economy & The Fiscal Cliff

Possibly more so than at any other time in history, all parts of the world are simultaneously feeling the impact of what a globalized world we live in. The impact of the globalized economy to transmit shockwaves from one part of the world to another is unparalleled. As corporations have begun releasing their earnings for…

US Banks Safer But Still "Too Big To Fail"

Looking at the stock market, the story of corporate American is strikingly different. Balance sheets are flush with cash, debt is being serviced relatively easily and corporate profits as a percent of GDP are amongst the highest on record. As the chart shows, if real corporate earnings are growing over the last two years of…

Corporate Earnings Forecasting Obama Victory

Looking at the stock market, the story of corporate American is strikingly different. Balance sheets are flush with cash, debt is being serviced relatively easily and corporate profits as a percent of GDP are amongst the highest on record. As the chart shows, if real corporate earnings are growing over the last two years of…

Transferring your 401K to an RRSP

Transferring your IRA or 401K to Canada can be a challenge for expats returning to Canada. When moving between Canada and the USA, there are common challenges that individuals often face. Aside from the practical aspects of the move, there are also tax and financial considerations to assess. In particular, you may have accumulated savings…

Canadian Real-Estate-Bubble Chart Book

For the past three years the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, and the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Mark Carney, have preached caution to Canadian households on the risks of excessive debt accumulation. Neither have gone so far as to declare an asset valuation "bubble" within the Canadian real estate market. Canadian Real-Estate-Bubble Chart…

Buy and Hold Investing: Lessons from Japan

In the 1980s, “Japan Inc.” was a popular term used to describe the strength of corporate Japan and the country’s economic system. Volumes of books were written on why the Japanese economic system should serve as a model for other countries. By the start of the 1990s, Japan entered into a stagnation that has lasted…

US Economy – A Beacon of Hope

Possibly more so than at any other time in history, all parts of the world are simultaneously feeling the impact of what a globalized world we live in. The impact of the globalized economy to transmit shockwaves from one part of the world to another is unparalleled. As corporations have begun releasing their earnings for…

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

Support "The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer" all proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Pacifica Partners' Managing Director, Paul Bains will be participating in a two day major cycling event called "The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer". A message from Paul to supporters, friends, colleagues and family follows: "I'll…

The Politics of Gas Prices

History has shown us that US presidential election cycles too often become fixated on a single issue or phrase that defines the election. In the 1980 election it was Reagan’s “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” and in 1992 the Clinton campaign was able to define the election around the phrase…

Charity Event and Live Performance

Pacifica Partners is proud to announce our joint sponsorship with Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus of the White Rock Players' Club performance at the White Rock Playhouse (Coast Capita Playhouse) on April 9th 2012 of "The Lion in Winter". Pacifica Partners has reserved all 218 seats to this exclusive performance night and will be hosting…
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