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With rates on the rise, how low can home prices go?

More declines from recent highs are likely, but prices should remain above pre-pandemic levels

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Strong sales continue in industrial real estate market amid tight demand: report

Office vacancies rose along with residential rents, Morguard says

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Scotiabank reports Q3 profit as lending grows

Weak financial markets pushed down wealth management revenue

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Canadian banks to report earnings amid rising interest rate environment

This week's results come with bank stocks under some pressure as part of the wider economic uncertainty

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Stocks aren’t pricing recession, Fed finds

Economic forecasts have been revised down much more than stock prices imply

  • By: Staff
  • August 18, 2022 August 18, 2022
  • 17:07
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Toronto-area commercial real estate deals up 43% from year ago

The industrial category saw the highest investment dollar volume in Q2

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Foreign investors dump Canadian banks, bonds

Much of the bond selling was seasonally driven, National Bank said

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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
Businessmen are skeptical looking at stock market charts.

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