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Financial chart
Financial chart
Sep 22, 2017
Since North American markets bottomed on March 9, 2009, following the global financial crisis, the S&P 500 Index in the U.S. has gained more than 260% (as of mid-July 2017). Over the same period, the Canadian market has claimed less than half of that advance. 
assante life
assante life
Sep 20, 2017
While the recent depreciation of the U.S. dollar has made it less costly to travel in the U.S., it may also have had an adverse effect on portfolios with U.S. investments. Hedging a portfolio’s exposure to the U.S. dollar can help reduce the impact of currency fluctuations.
The art of business cycle analysis
The art of business cycle analysis
Aug 24, 2017
Business cycles are complex in nature, but analyzing past cycles can provide information to help investors with asset allocation and risk management.
Why do stock markets fluctuate so much?
Why do stock markets fluctuate so much?
Jul 24, 2017
Investors have different views – some may choose to buy shares of a company while at the same time others may choose to sell. While demand and supply determine a stock price in real time, the long-term value of a company is driven by its earnings and cash flows.
Getting more active: The evolution of investing
Getting more active: The evolution of investing
Jul 12, 2017
The active investment management industry has mostly focused its resources on generating alpha – returns above market performance – but it is important to actively manage all the variables that affect an investor’s total return.
Surprises are part of life, be prepared
Surprises are part of life, be prepared
May 31, 2017
A fundamentally good investment can sometimes turn into a bad one. A controlled and measured approach can help minimize volatility and generate consistent returns for investors over their time horizons.
Différentes données fournissent différentes perspectives
Différentes données fournissent différentes perspectives
Apr 26, 2017
The excitement fuelled by U.S. President Donald Trump may have eased somewhat, but many market indicators imply that investor optimism persists. By many measures, investors are as fearless as they have been in about a decade.
Augmentation du prix du petrole en 2017
Augmentation du prix du petrole en 2017
Apr 3, 2017
Among many surprises during 2016 was OPEC’s November agreement to limit oil production – the first such agreement in eight years. Perhaps more surprisingly, it extended beyond the cartel, as Russia agreed to unprecedented cuts to its own output.
The celebrity effect continues in Trump’s favour
The celebrity effect continues in Trump’s favour
Mar 28, 2017
Since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president on November 8, 2016, U.S. stock markets, as measured by the S&P 500 Composite Index, have had 47 positive days and only 28 negative days. Of the 28 negative days, the downside has been less than 1%. This low level of volatility is unusual.
Ne tournez pas trop vite le dos aux États-Unis
Ne tournez pas trop vite le dos aux États-Unis
Feb 23, 2017
Those hoping for constructive action on U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-growth policies and less action on his protectionist ones have been disappointed. However, as long as democracy and free markets remain in place to foster technological growth and productivity enhancements, the U.S. will...

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