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Debt downgrade threatens muni bonds

Having narrowly escaped the U.S. debt default blow, the holders of municipal and state bonds were only beginning to breathe easy when the credit rating…

U.S. woes could boost emerging markets

As nervous investors grapple with the U.S. credit rating downgrade and the resultant market uncertainty and panic, the world continues to be reshaped. With renewed…

Active managers excel in Q2

A little volatility can be a good thing if you’re an active manager. Q2 saw 68% of active managers beat the index, according to the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2011 August 21, 2018
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BMO target date fund moves to protection mode

BMO Investments has shifted its BMO LifeStage Plus 2017 Fund asset allocation to a “protected” asset mix, and will exclusively hold fixed income securities and…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2011 July 10, 2018
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Managing volatility: Inside one wrap

When volatility spikes, even your best clients are bound to get a little nervous. But that’s why they engaged your services in the first place,…

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2011 August 21, 2018
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Overreaction or reality check?

We will not sugar coat today’s market situation as performance since April, and the last couple of weeks in July in particular, has been terrible.…

Downgrade sparks gold, bond rally

The U.S. government’s credit downgrade has added more fuel to the fire which swept the equity markets last week, burning a massive hole in portfolios…

  • By: Staff
  • August 8, 2011 August 21, 2018
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Currency markets shrug off U.S. downgrade

The historic decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the U.S. credit rating may have created scandalous headlines, but currency markets were quick to price…

Brace for a bumpy ride along the bottom

Notwithstanding better-than-expected U.S. job data, fears continue to grow that the U.S. economy is slipping back into recession. Coupled with the untamed Eurozone debt crisis,…

Soft confidence threatens U.S. recovery

The U.S. government has bought itself some breathing room on its financing, but the debate and brinkmanship leading up to the deal has crushed the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2011 August 21, 2018
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Weekly Pulse: Running Out of Time

The weather around here has been pretty hot lately but it’s been even hotter in Washington, D.C., where Democrats and Republicans have been locked in…

Stick to gold and equities, avoid bonds

While there’s always a chance of catastrophe, the odds of an all-out financial Apocalypse are pretty long, according to Jurrien Timmer, director of global macro…

ETFs: The teenage years

The Canadian exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has reached adolescence, and hair is starting to sprout on its chin.

Latest market numbers

Go here for the latest TSX numbers. Go here for Canadian market commentary from TMX Money. Go here for global market numbers from Bloomberg’s World…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2018 September 20, 2018
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Where rates are headed—and how fast

Achieving a neutral policy rate of 2.5% to 3.5% will be a slow process

Provincial bond market shows resilience, says BoC

Research allays liquidity fears

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2018 September 19, 2018
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AIMA Canada names new chair, executive committee

Belle Kaura, vice-president and chief compliance officer at Third Eye Capital, succeeds Michael Burns

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2018 September 6, 2018
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Hedge fund managers ready for market changes

How hedge funds can replace traditional long-only strategies

Mackenzie to launch first mutual fund in Canada to use alt strategies

Available without an offering memorandum

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2018 September 10, 2018
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