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Phases & Cycles
Phases & Cycles, founded over 30 years ago by Ron Meisels, specializes in independent technical and behavior analysis of North American securities and indices (S&P 500, S&P 100, DOW, S&P/TSX, and TSE Indices). The service provides both short- and long-term oriented investment research to assist money managers, investment advisors and individual investors in their decision making. The analysis provides an early warning, alerting our clients to potential price moves before they occur through the over 200 reports published each year.
The Market Monitor provides our propriety equity market valuation models which are based on the principles of Benjamin Graham “the father of value-investing”. We model the S&P 500 index and TSX Composite index along with the ten GICS sectors for both indices.
Economic Insights provides a topical article and chart-based dive into the current state of the Canadian and US economies. Economic Insights includes charts on GDP, employment data, inflation, housing market, and monetary policy. This report also includes our interest rate and exchange rate forecasts.
The Gold Monitor is quantitative driven with the analysis that only many years of experience of closely monitoring the market can provide. Our analysis integrates the current bullish and bearish factors driving the gold price, then ranks these factors according to the most relevant. Each quarter our team publishes a scenario-based gold price forecast. Without understanding the commodity, investors and companies are left to rise and fall with the tides.
The monthly Silver Monitor features deep dive analysis into the underpinnings of the silver market. This publication covers not only silver market supply and demand factors, but also macroeconomic factors and events on the silver price. Past topics have included interest rates, inflation, government policy, recessions, market volatility and the US dollar. We include an updated quarterly scenario-based silver price forecast.
The 'Critical Metals for a Sustainable World' includes a detailed assessment of recent copper market developments and an 18-month price forecast. Copper is key for electrification and e-mobility. The report also assesses the outlook for nickel – in increasing demand in high-performance electric vehicle batteries – and the recovery in international lithium prices since late 2020. The recent price surge for 3 of the 17 Rare Earth Elements – neodymium, praseodymium and dysprosium – used in permanent magnets driving electric vehicle motors and for wind turbine generators.