Ongoing omicron: What’s next for China?

April 22, 2022 |Frédérique Carrier & Jasmine Duan

China’s economy has taken a hit from omicron’s spread. We look at the zero-COVID policy’s impact, and highlight implications for equity investors.

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Is the U.S. dollar losing its global appeal?

April 14, 2022 |Alan Robinson

We look at the concerns regarding the dollar’s status and determine if a change in the currency hierarchy is imminent.

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Is the market overreacting to the inverted yield curve?

April 08, 2022 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

We believe the market’s concerns have gotten ahead of the data and the economics. Not all curves are created equal and the real picture looks different.

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Will economic turbulence disrupt global equity markets?

April 05, 2022 |Jim Allworth

We take a fresh look at the seven key leading indicators that make up our U.S. recession scorecard, with an eye towards portfolio positioning.

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The Russia-Ukraine conflict and a new Europe in the making

April 05, 2022 |Frédérique Carrier

The conflict is driving a transformation of the EU’s economic and geopolitical order. Despite the dark cloud over Europe today, opportunities remain.

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Why the U.S. and Canada can weather the economic shock from the Russia-Ukraine conflict

April 01, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova

Different regions are feeling different effects. Why are the U.S. and Canadian economies more resilient, and how does that factor into equity portfolios?

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What could shape portfolio performance over the next year?

March 24, 2022 |Joseph Wu, CFA

As market volatility persists, weakness in equities may have a surprising benefit. We look at several factors that may impact the macro outlook.

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Audio commentary: Fed rate hikes have arrived—what are the implications?

March 22, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova & Atul Bhatia

Atul and Kelly discuss the health of the economy and the potential impact a rising rate environment might have on investors’ portfolios.

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Russia-Ukraine conflict leaves us more cautious towards European equities

March 17, 2022 |Frédérique Carrier

The conflict will dent global economic growth, and Europe is more vulnerable than most. We prefer to reduce risk and downgrade our European equity outlook.

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The Fed’s rate hike announcement goes above and beyond

March 17, 2022 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

Although some economic projections were expected, there were some surprises. We explain what impact a new rate trajectory could have on the economy.

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