Shaking up corporate Japan

Shaking up corporate Japan

February 22, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier

The Nikkei 225 recently climbed past its all-time closing high. We explore the factors behind investors’ enthusiasm and explain why a disappointing macroeconomic backdrop is not seen as obstacle.

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Positioning for inflation shocks

Positioning for inflation shocks

February 16, 2024 |Sean Killin

Geopolitical tensions and policy uncertainty are driving inflation risks. We look at the potential role of fixed income in portfolio positioning.

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Are banks facing a real estate reckoning?

Are banks facing a real estate reckoning?

February 08, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

Despite the hard realities of mounting losses on real estate loans, we think a fair dose of hyperbole is going around. We dissect the problem before arguing the overall U.S. banking system is healthy and able to weather any volatility ahead.

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Growth stocks regained investors’ love in 2023

Growth stocks regained investors’ love in 2023

February 07, 2024 |Lindsay Strickland

After growth stocks brought heartbreak in 2022, the growth style of investing was at the top of the leaderboard in 2023. Can the rebound continue?

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The death of (traditional) value

The death of (traditional) value

February 07, 2024 |Kyle Bergacker, CFA

We think investors willing to expand their traditional investment toolset to incorporate extra-financial factors stand to reap superior returns over time.

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When a Fed push results in a market shove

February 02, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

Fed Chair Jerome Powell tried to push back on near-term rate cut expectations, but markets shoved right back. Pricing suggests markets are concerned that if the Fed waits too long to cut rates policymakers will only have to cut them more.

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Through loving eyes – how to spot the signs of dementia

Through loving eyes – how to spot the signs of dementia

February 01, 2024 |Portfolio Advisor – Winter 2024
The devastating effects of dementia are increasingly a reality for Canadians as our population ages. Alzheimer’s, a prevalent form of dementia, and other types of the disease are estimated to affect more than 600,000 Canadian today, and recent estimates...
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Dividends and your portfolio: A sweet “Double Double” deal for Canadian investors

Dividends and your portfolio: A sweet “Double Double” deal for Canadian investors

February 01, 2024 |Portfolio Advisor – Winter 2024
Dividends paid from publicly listed companies have proven to be an important component to investors’ success in growing their wealth over time. Investors can benefit from dividends’ steady income, their portfolio-stabilizing affects in volatile times...
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What to do when you are expecting…a tax refund

What to do when you are expecting…a tax refund

February 01, 2024 |Portfolio Advisor – Winter 2024
Five smart ways to maximize your refund this tax season If you are like the more than 29 million individuals and 1.3 million businesses expected to file taxes this year, you may also be one of the almost 18 million who are likely to receive a tax refund...
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International Women’s Day 2024: “We are women, hear us roar!”

International Women’s Day 2024: “We are women, hear us roar!”

February 01, 2024 |Portfolio Advisor – Winter 2024
This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) serves as an important reminder that the future of the global economy, and the wealth industry in particular, is unquestionably tied to the increasing engagement and success of women. While it’s one day of the...
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