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In these uncertain times, will dividend stocks be the first to recover?

Since stock markets can turn on a dime, long-term institutional investors may find some opportunities amid the current chaos. It’s been a long time since genuine panic hit markets, says Greg Taylor, chief investment officer and portfolio manager at Purpose Investments. “Generally, markets hate uncertainty and, arguably, we’ve never had a more uncertain time than […]

Will pensions survive another round of quantitative easing?

When central banks took on the challenge of saving a drowning global economy during the 2008 financial crisis, pension plans appeared to have plenty to be thankful for. However, as the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank embark on their latest round of monetary stimulus, these policy changes mean pension plans are now […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 10, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:00
In a negative yield world, is gold ready for a comeback?

During the past decade’s bull market, gold has been largely off the radar for institutional investors. But as key bond yields turn negative, among other recessionary signals, chatter about the commodity is heating up. “All precious metals have no correlation to the rest of the marketplace so that tends to be why gold and precious […]

As active attempts to dismantle globalization are disrupting businesses already using tools to push growth and profitability forward, institutional investors need to remain vigilant after a decade of steady gains. Regardless of the asset class, cash flows over the last decade have been above average and even wildly abundant in some cases, says Robert Almeida, […]

Canadian economy not immune to outside forces: report

While geopolitical tensions are grabbing investors’ attention, how is Canada faring domestically? It’s a bit of a mixed bag, according to Russell Investments Group’s latest quarterly outlook, which noted that while Canada’s economic data has outpaced that of other developed markets, the rosy outlook may not last. Specifically, Russell’s analysis of Citigroup Inc.’s economic surprise […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 10:17

Looking back at the first half of 2019, bond and equity markets seem to be telling opposing stories, according to T.Rowe Price’s mid-year market outlook. Strong gains in equity markets in the U.S. and certain emerging regions would appear to suggest a renewed confidence in earnings for the year to come, the report said. Meanwhile, […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 07:48
Charts of the Week: Is Jackson Hole a Turning Point For Global Markets?

Blogger Jeroen Blokland shows us what to expect from the summit in 6 charts.