Market Review 2021: A Recovery Amid Challenges

Jan 19, 2022 |Dimensional Fund Advisors
KEY TAKEAWAYS Stock markets continued to climb higher in 2021, with the S&P 500 hitting a series of all-time closing highs and ending the year near a record. While COVID-19 continued to dominate headlines, concerns also focused on inflation and its potential...
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Bi-Weekly Letter: A Perspective on the 2022 Financial Markets

Jan 07, 2022 |Warren Andrukow
Happy new year, sort of. If you’re experiencing a case of déjà vu, you’re not alone. Canada, and much of the rest of the world, is once again grappling with another wave of rising infections of COVID-19. It feels eerily similar to the beginning of last...
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Bi-Weekly Letter: A Perspective on the 2021 Financial Markets

Dec 10, 2021 |Warren Andrukow
Global equity markets have been able to shrug off some of the uncertainties posed by the discovery of the new omicron variant a few weeks ago and are once again flirting with their highs for the year. The renewed strength comes amidst reports that the...
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Inflationary Pressures

Dec 09, 2021 |RBC Global Asset Management
Supply chain issues, in addition to a strong demand impulse which has gained traction out of the pandemic, have continued to put upward pressure on prices. October’s year-over-year headline inflation number rose to 6.2% from a year ago. Inflation is also...
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Bi-Weekly Letter: A Perspective on the 2021 Financial Markets

Nov 27, 2021 |Warren Andrukow
Global equity markets are ending the month of November on a down note as the discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus, recently identified in Africa, has created some alarm. It has been reported that this new variant contains an elevated number of...
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Bi-Weekly Letter: A Perspective on the 2021 Financial Markets

Nov 12, 2021 |Warren Andrukow
A sense of optimism fueled by the third quarter earnings season has propelled many global equity markets to new highs in recent weeks. Reassuringly, the breadth of the market move has been healthy with many stocks across a range of sectors participating...
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Bi-Weekly Letter: A Perspective on the 2021 Financial Markets

Oct 29, 2021 |Warren Andrukow
Global equity markets have staged a bit of a comeback in recent weeks, with a few having made new highs. Some of the concerns that troubled investors a month ago: Chinese property sector, fading global economic momentum, sharply rising bond yields, and...
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Bi-Weekly Letter: A Perspective on the 2021 Financial Markets

Oct 15, 2021 |Warren Andrukow
Global equity markets continue to digest a number of issues that have put a bit of a break on the markets’ upward momentum, at least for now. The supply chain bottlenecks that are plaguing multiple industries are top of mind these days as they are exacerbating...
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Bi-Weekly Letter: A Perspective on the 2021 Financial Markets

Oct 02, 2021 |Warren Andrukow
Volatility has returned after having been absent from the investing landscape over the past few months. As a result, many global markets have experienced some pressure in recent weeks, although the bouts of weakness have been orderly in nature. There...
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Canada Votes

Sep 22, 2021 |RBC Global Asset Management
What does the outcome of the Canadian election mean for investors? RBC Global Asset Management provides an in-depth perspective on what the newly elected leadership might mean for Canadians. Specifically, they address some of the policy promises of the...
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