Waste Connections: The backbone of an infrastructure economy

Waste Connections: The backbone of an infrastructure economy

Founded in 1997, Waste Connections (WCN) is the 3rd largest solid waste service company in North America. It provides waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. Additionally, WCN provides oilfield waste treatment (recovery and disposal services) as well as intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers. The firm currently [...]

Economic Stimulus: Post-Great Recession Media Analysis of Market Sentiment, Debt and Bubbles

Economic Stimulus: Post-Great Recession Media Analysis of Market Sentiment, Debt and Bubbles

I will focus solely on stimulus from US Federal Reserve as our base given it’s role as a global currency. In 2008, the Economic Stimulus Act came at a cost of $152 billion, providing tax rebates for low-middle class earners along with business incentives. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act cost $831 billion [...]

Active vs Passive Investing

Active vs Passive Investing

For the long-term equity investor, the debate between active and passive strategies rests on three main considerations:  Market efficiencyPortfolio constructionHistorical performance Let's look at each in more detail. Market Efficiency At the centre of the active versus passive debate is the question of whether stock markets are efficient. What is an Efficient Market? In an [...]