Concerned about Inflation?

Recently, Canada’s inflation rate climbed to a 30-year high. While that affects our cost of living with goods and services getting pricier, rising inflation also impacts our investments. The good news is that inflation is already one of the potential investment risks that money managers and advisors monitor and respond to, as needed. Impact on […]

Assessing the Opportunities of Choppier Markets Requires Active Decisions

As we entered 2022, capital markets have gotten a lot choppier. The core bond markets, as measured by the FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index, lost 3.4% in January. While the global stock markets, as represented by the MSCI World Index C$ declined 4.9% for the same period. Canada fared better due to rising oil prices […]

Rising Inflation Inevitably Leads to Bank Rate Hikes

Inflation and interest rates continue dominating news headlines as we begin 2022. Supply chain disruptions and higher oil prices have contributed to inflation recently topping 7% in the U.S. and 4.7% in Canada. It’s widely expected the Fed and Bank of Canada will raise interest rates soon to combat inflation. Senior Vice President and Chief […]

2022 Multi-Asset Outlook

As we enter 2022, we will once again follow the custom of sharing our market outlook for the coming year. Our expectations for 2021, strong equity performance and challenges for fixed income, came to fruition. We believe the first and second halves of 2022 will be quite different in terms of volatility, opportunities and sector […]