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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End of the correction? Canada’s housing market is warming up

End of the correction? Canada’s housing market is warming up

February 14, 2024 |Robert Hogue
It may be the unusually mild weather or the modest drop in fixed mortgage rates since November—or both—but Canadian house hunters have more energy this winter. Importantly, they’re landing more deals. Home resales in Canada increased for the second month...
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Market Insights

February 10, 2024 |Travis Stringer
Expectations that central banks will lower interest rates in the coming months have moderated recently. Meanwhile, the global equity market is off to a reasonably good start this year, driven once again by the U.S. market and large-cap technology stocks...
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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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Shipping risks underestimated?

January 25, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier

With the Suez and Panama Canals operating below capacity, global shipping costs are climbing. We explore the corporate highs and lows from the situation and those that may benefit and those that may lose out.

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Davos 2024: A year of creative destruction, or just destruction?

January 23, 2024 |John Stackhouse

The World Economic Forum is always a contradiction of hope and anxiety. This year’s version felt like peak paradox.

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Can small-cap equities go the distance?

January 19, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

After a strong rally to end 2023, U.S. small caps gave back much of their gains. We explore whether the asset class warrants patience from investors.

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