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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is gaining a minority stake in a new financial entity resulting from a merger between Fairstone Bank of Canada and Home Trust Company. The new group will have a national branch and broker network to offer residential and commercial mortgages, personal loans, credit cards, retail financing, auto financing, digital lending […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2024 March 28, 2024
  • 15:00
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board earned 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Dec. 31, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets were $590.8 billion, compared to $576 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The $14.6 billion increase in net assets consisted of […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
  • 10:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board returned 0.1 per cent during the second quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Sept. 30, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets were $576 billion, compared to $575 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The $1 billion increase in net assets consisted of $488 million in net income and $700 million in […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 13, 2023 November 13, 2023
  • 09:00

The strength of the U.S. dollar and the ongoing war in Europe will hamper North American and other global institutional investors in 2023, though some will still find value in other continents, according to a new report from the Capital Group Inc. “Even if you think economies outside Canada and the U.S. are headed for […]

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  • December 22, 2022 December 22, 2022
  • 12:00

Consensus expectations for U.S. inflation and interest rates in 2023 are overly optimistic, said Robert Forsyth, head of SPDR exchange-traded funds strategy and research at State Street Global Advisors SPDR, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum. “Our view is that the futures market is still pricing in an […]


The U.S. dollar is overvalued and, if history has any lessons for investors, it’s that the dollar is set for a multi-year fall, according to Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd. “The way that we look at currencies generally is to take a valuation approach,” says Kevin Fenwick, portfolio manager for global fixed income and currency at […]


While many indicators point to the relative health of the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve is lowering the target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of two to 2.25 per cent. This marks the first rate cut since 2008. “Markets weren’t surprised,” says Dec Mullarkey, managing director at […]

Risk/Reward Tradeoff Skewed to the Greenback

Is the U.S. dollar worth it?

  • April 21, 2010 September 13, 2019
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