Thinking hard about a soft landing

December 14, 2023 |Frédérique Carrier

Recession or soft landing? That’s the big question. Amid the uncertainty framing the investment picture, we explore how to position portfolios.

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Moderating US inflation pressures extended in November

December 12, 2023 |Claire Fan
US headline inflation ticked down to 3.1% in November from 3.2% in October. Food and energy inflation both eased while core ex-food and energy inflation was little changed at 4%. Lower gasoline prices in November pushed energy inflation down further to...
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Black Friday spending surprised to the upside despite a softening macro backdrop

Black Friday spending surprised to the upside despite a softening macro backdrop

December 11, 2023 |Carrie Freestone
Retail sales ticked up in November in the midst of the holiday shopping period. Even after adjusting for inflation, real retail sales (excluding autos) were tracking an increase relative to October. Clothing stores and gasoline were responsible for the...
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U.S. debt: Not living on borrowed time

U.S. debt: Not living on borrowed time

December 08, 2023 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

As markets shrug off soaring U.S. debt, we unpack the debt dilemma and argue that positioning portfolios for a debt crisis can lead to subpar returns.

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Global Insight 2024 Outlook: Investing for a new reality

December 04, 2023 |Jim Allworth

As equity investors face continuing challenges, an elevated bond yield environment has changed the equation.

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Global Insight 2024 Outlook: United States

December 04, 2023 |Kelly Bogdanova and Thomas Garretson, CFA

The stock market faces more crosscurrents than usual, while the bond market could deliver strong returns.

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Global Insight 2024 Outlook: Canada

December 04, 2023 |Sunny Singh, CFA, and Luis Castillo

While there are select opportunities in Canadian equities, the bond market looks the most attractive in years.

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Global Insight 2024 Outlook: United Kingdom

December 04, 2023 |Frédérique Carrier, Thomas McGarrity, CFA, and Rufaro Chiriseri, CFA

Stagflation risks and a likely general election suggest a volatile environment in 2024.

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