Author Archive | David Duval

Litany of Issues Outside Investor Control Point to Volatile Markets in 2018

Government policies impact everyone in society from individuals to corporations – and sometimes well-meaning policies have the opposite impact from what was initially intended. Those with a somewhat more jaundiced view see money (i.e. tax revenue) as a driving force behind controversial initiatives such as carbon taxes  which are destined to increase costs for individuals […]

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Imposition of Carbon Taxes, Pipeline Resistance, Spell Higher Energy Prices for Consumers

Mines and metallurgical complexes are major consumers of energy in various forms so it’s hardly surprising that energy inputs are a critical component in maintaining competitive production costs. It’s no coincidence that Teck Resources’ smelting complex at Trail, BC benefits enormously from hydro-electric power supplied by its Waneta Dam project which came on line in […]

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Has the Death of Value Investing Been Greatly Exaggerated?

These days it would seem that the concept of “value investing” has almost become an oxymoron given the daily price anomalies we see in the global marketplace. Many widely followed stocks are trading at historically high price/earnings multiples despite their poor underlying fundamentals. Rather than invest profits back into their businesses (which might partly explain […]

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