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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.
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.
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.
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...
Jan 19, 2017
Last year was full of surprises, the biggest being the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. While there are many unknowns regarding the “Trump effect,” it continues to push stock valuations higher. We are maintaining a “boring” position in our portfolios until there is more clarity.
Sep 21, 2016
Interest rate expectations determine the price of bonds which affects your income and taxes. What’s our strategy when constructing portfolios in this low interest rate environment?