What do the Federal Leaders Climate Plans Mean for Canadians?

A healthy economy goes hand in hand with a healthy environment. This was the topic of conversation for the majority of the Federal leaders debate on October 7th. The debate saw a discussion on Indigenous issues evolve into one about the availability of resources, a discussion on global issues develop into one about global climate policies, and discussions on affordability turn into the implementation of new green technologies.

The Economic Impact of Trade Disputes

Economic growth in the past two decades has been propelled through globalization and the efficiencies that arise because of it. When companies are able to access saturated labor markets, lowering labor costs, prices around the world go down, companies make more money, employ more people and the Global GDP keeps ticking upwards.

The Future of Fast Food

The dawn of the fast food industry began on one fateful day in 1921, with the opening of the first White Castle restaurant in Kansas. Fast forward nearly a century, and, today, Canada's foodservice sector is expected to surpass $100 billion in annual sales within the next 3 years.

What's Going on with Hong Kong?

At the moment, there are huge political tensions between Hong Kong and China, but what does this mean for Hong Kong? How will this impact them in the future? Well, right now we know that Hong Kong has been one of the most influential financial capitals in the world for the past decade or so.

Technical Analysis Series - Article #1: Support and Resistance

One of the most important aspects of technical analysis is Support and Resistance. Support and resistance lines are levels that can be used to look at trends of the market. This knowledge will carry over to other aspects of technical analysis, and is arguably one of the most important skills you would use in price action trading.

Saudi Arabia and the World's Oil Market

Introduction As a nation, Saudi Arabia is home to the second largest oil-reserve in the world, including over 268 billion barrels of oil; and accounting for approxiametely 42% of the country's GDP. For the past 2 years, pipelines, tankers and other petroleum installations have been attacked at various, separate periods of time.

Fear of a Currency War; Financial Markets React

While the stock markets fell, commodities like gold (XAU) have been on the rise... but what is the catalyst to their recent moves, and how should new investors react? In the current trade war between the United States and China, U.S President Donald Trump plans to add additional tariffs on top of the currently taxed $250 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Enough Coffee For Ya? - An Introduction to Behavioural Economics

The last time you learned about economics, did you learn why many people drink more coffee than they need, or why they often end up leaving money on the table? If your answer is no, you might be thinking, "that doesn't even sound like economics"; but that's likely because you've only been introduced to the traditional economic approach.

Technical Analysis Series - Article #2: Basics of Fibonacci Rectracements

If you've ever wondered if there is another tool that can help locate zones of support or resistance, Fibonacci Retracements will be your next strategy to use! Fibonacci Retracements are levels that price action can bounce off of, with it acting as a support when drawn from swing low to swing high, or as a resistance when drawn from swing high to swing low.

The Downfall of the NRA

The NRA; once the pride, purpose and coffer for international gun rights movements, is now on its last legs. In the wake of the tragedies in El Paso, Dayton and San Francisco, it seems we have stumbled upon the the last straw for gun control activists across the globe.

Letter from the CEO - Iris Xie

The Junior Economic Club of Toronto is a beacon of education, accessibility, and success. In the past three years, members (and now alumni) of JEC have worked diligently to transform this organization into something greater than anyone could have imagined.

Market Maelstrom: An Introduction to the Repo Market

The Repo Market, while many are unaware of this term, has spiked to become a trending Google search following the commotion that occurred on Thursday September 19th. In the United States, it is one of the most vital parts of its financial infrastructure, but one that remains a mystery for most.

The Hiring Rate of the United States Stagnates

The Great American Jobs Machine is showing signs of cracking, revealing its increasingly visible weaknesses from both the age and damage from a threatening trade war with China, as well as a slowing global economy. July 1st, 2019 marked the 107th consecutive month of employment rising in the United States, marking the record for the longest period of economic growth in US History.

Britain's Economic Future Uncertain with the Potential of No-Deal Brexit

The House of Lords passed a law that could potentially delay Brexit again. However, the possibility of a No-Deal Brexit remains alive until October 19, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson will either request for an extension, or announce to leave the European Union without an agreement.