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Michael Sprung’s Outlook & Top Picks on BNNBloomberg’s Market Call – September 21, 2021

Expectations of an economic recovery continue to increase as greater numbers of people are vaccinated and hopes of a post-pandemic recovery take hold. The financial markets have largely reflected these expectations, stretching valuation levels to lofty heights. [+] Read More

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Michael Sprung’s Outlook & Top Picks on BNNBloomberg’s Market Call – July20, 2021

As the vaccine roll-outs continue, expectations of an economic recovery are building. No two recoveries are exactly alike and given the staged relaxing of restrictions, no one can be certain of the path or speed of the developing return to more normal social and economic conditions. [+] Read More

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Michael Sprung’s Outlook and Top Picks on BNN Bloomberg’s Market Call, December 4, 2020

here has been no shortage of optimism in the financial markets as evidenced by the recent advances in the indexes. Most recently, markets have reacted positively to the prospects of several viable vaccines which will hopefully be available by the New Year. [+] Read More

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Michael Sprung’s Outlook & Top Picks on BNNBloomberg’s Market Call – June 29, 2020

The economic damage resulting from the response to Covid-19 will not be tallied for some time. The sudden collapse in business activity will bankrupt many companies and industries. [+] Read More

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FIRST QUARTER 2020 RETROSPECTIVE AND PROSPECTIVE

The first quarter of 2020 started off well but didn’t end that way. At the beginning of the year, we expressed concerns over the level of market valuations, rising global debt levels, international trade disputes and their effect on supply chains and business planning as well as other geopolitical tensions. Admittedly, we did not factor in a sudden GLOBAL PANDEMIC! [+] Read More

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Michael Sprung’s Outlook and Top Picks on BNN Bloomberg’s Market Call, March 17, 2020

The key is to stay focused on the longer term. As Warren Buffett has stated: “The stock market is a device to transfer money from the impatient to the patient.” Conditions willultimately improve. Keep calm and carry on.
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Michael Sprung’s Top Picks on BNNBloomberg’s MarketCall, January 8, 2020

Global geopolitical tensions have spiked since the American raid that killed a prominent Iranian general. The unrest in the Middle East just adds to other concerns surrounding global trade disputes, U.S.-China relations, South Asian border disputes, European fragmentation and decelerating economic growth, among others. [+] Read More

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BNN Bloomberg Market Call – Michael Sprung’s Top Picks: Dec. 3, 2019

Global economic growth has been anemic in the expansion since the Financial Crisis. U.S. real per capita GDP has advanced at a rate of 1.5 per cent during this period, the slowest expansion rate over a decade since the 1950s. The U.S. economy has done better since Donald Trump took office, but the latest estimates are for slower growth going forward. [+] Read More