Bob Thompson

Increasing alarm over Canada’s growing social assistance addiction

The last nine months and the last decade has been a bewildering time. After the Great Recession’s financial system bailout in 2008-09, central banks and governments around the world turned on the...

Mining clock measures where we are in speculative market bubble

I started in this business in 1996, and at the time I was too dumb to know what a speculative bull market looked like. 1997 rolled around and everything mining was golden. Vancouver Stock Exchange...

Separating bear facts from bull in the investment marketplace

If you were an investor in 2018, you participated in a little bit of history. This bit of market trivia hasn’t happened since 1972. Ned Davis Research puts markets into eight asset classes ranging...

Resource stocks to the rescue of bursting B.C. real estate bubbles

My father was born in Vancouver in 1930 and was raised in the city he loved. Until recently, Vancouver and Canada as a whole have suffered from the same affliction: having an economy that is...