Category Archives: Markets Views & Analysis

Will FANG Take the Market Down?

In 1994 when I did an internship on Wall Street with many of the top technical analysts I learned many important lessons. One that stands out is that a market is a sum of its parts. If you are going to forecast a market index

Larry’s 2018 Market Outlook

The tradition on Berman’s Call has been for me to use the last show of the year to forecast what I expect for 2018. Let me start off by saying, at the end of 2016 I was concerned about the risks building in the world

Webinar Replay: Smart Portfolios with Larry Berman

For those of you who missed Larry’s webinar on June 29th, or missed The Investor’s Guide to Thriving series this past spring (or if you attended but just want to see the presentation again) you are in luck! Below you will find a link to

Why 4% Growth is a Thing of the Past

Adam Smith wrote in the Wealth of Nations that people would get bored of monotonous, repetitive labour. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will likely take most of the boring monotonous jobs. The bad news

Home Capital Group: Don’t try to catch a falling knife

I’ve been asked a dozen times in the past few days about Home Capital Group. My look at it combines some fundamental, technical, and a general understanding of the housing market. Conclusion: Avoid the stock because there are going concern issues. Speculators love to catch

The Canadian Dollar: To Hedge or Not to Hedge?

Last week Bank of Canada Governor Poloz tossed a bit of a curveball to investors. There is no doubt the unbelievable Canadian employment numbers have been improving. When I say unbelievable I mean not credible, rather than “wow they have been so impressive”. Despite the