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Energy sector to bear brunt of new U.S. tax measures

New alternative minimum tax, buyback levy, to hit large oil & gas firms hardest, Moody's says

  • By: Staff
  • August 15, 2022 August 15, 2022
  • 15:24
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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan reports positive return in first half

Many other funds struggled amid tumultuous global markets

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Canadian home sales fall for fifth month in a row, down 29% from last July

Much of the cooldown has been attributed to rising interest rates

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U.S. remains ‘vibrant’ region for stock pickers

The global economic outlook is less positive

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Which alternative funds performed well in the market rout?

Many liquid alt funds struggled along with broad equities in the first six months of 2022

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Credit unions benefit from higher rates, but risks loom: report

Loan books dominated by residential mortgages are vulnerable to a market downturn, DBRS says

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After July rebound, market outlook is still uncertain

Investors got some relief last month but plenty of risks remain

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Europe faces rising stagflation risk: Moody’s

Ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict raises risks for growth and inflation

  • By: Staff
  • August 2, 2022 August 2, 2022
  • 12:49

Sustainable fund performance suffers amid high energy prices

More than three in four Canadian sustainable equity funds underperformed their category peers in Q2

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Green bonds bounce back in Q2

Sustainable issuance held up amid heightened market volatility, Moody's ESG says

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2022 July 28, 2022
  • 14:56
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SEC sued over proxy voting rule reversal

U.S. trade groups asked courts to restore rule changes favoured by public companies

Businessmen are skeptical looking at stock market charts.

Fund investors didn’t head for the exits despite market turmoil, report shows

Investors withdrew US$136 billion globally from mutual funds and ETFs in the first half of this year

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Oil market could remain tight without investments

Producers are prioritizing shareholder returns over increased capacity

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Concerns about economic growth weigh on second half of 2022

Chief investment officer outlines the economic indicators to watch and provides portfolio suggestions for advisors

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Startups grapple with raising funds amid tech downturn

Investor exuberance is fading as companies try to stave off a potential recession

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Investors watching for signs of a tech rebound

Slowing inflation and an early Fed pivot could set the stage for growth stocks to thrive

Businessmen are skeptical looking at stock market charts.

Fixed income outlook improving

While bonds are more attractive, equities could be in for another difficult period

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Why you may be ‘overly pessimistic’ on equities

Invesco's chief market strategist points to supply chain improvements in China and signs that U.S. inflation could soon decline

  • By: Staff
  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
  • 13:16
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U.S. Supreme Court could block SEC on climate disclosures: Fitch

The EPA ruling raises the stakes for climate proposals, the rating agency said

  • By: Staff
  • July 18, 2022 July 18, 2022
  • 15:33
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More pain expected in Q3 as bearish sentiment grows: Horizons survey

Sentiment has dropped among advisors and investors across most asset classes

  • By: Staff
  • July 18, 2022 July 18, 2022
  • 13:45
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What’s hindering institutions from sustainable investing

Lack of consistency in disclosures and fear of greenwashing are getting in the way, a Schroders survey found

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2022 July 13, 2022
  • 12:21
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Bank ratings can weather rising rates: Fitch

Rating agency affirms Big Six ratings, upgrades Scotia's outlook

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Geopolitical turmoil drives rising credit risk: Moody’s

Political shifts challenge economic and financial stability

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Considering gold to combat recession risk

The commodity can be useful as a safe asset and a hedge against inflation

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After brutal first half, investors are wondering what’s next

One challenge will be determining if and when inflation has peaked, and how slowing growth will affect earnings