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Inflation and rising interest rates will shake things up this year.

  • February 5, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 11:09

As the U.S. election campaign comes to a close, keep an eye on currency markets – the outcome of the race could impact the U.S. dollar and marketplace, along with other global currencies. “If Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the election, the most likely result is that it’s going to be considered business as usual, [as] […]

  • October 28, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00

Britain’s equity markets and currency have been dipping as the country grapples with the Brexit debate. The good news for investors is the debate is creating opportunities to buy strong companies at discounted prices, particularly in the real estate sector, says Chip McKinley, senior vice-president and portfolio manager with Cohen & Steers in New York and […]

  • May 24, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:47

Over the next decade, 3.5 million people will reach retirement age — the biggest increase in that cohort in Canadian history. And that means trouble for the economy. That retirement wave comprises “nearly 1,000 [people] per day, every day, for 10 years,” says Jeff Waldman, head of Global Fixed Income and managing director at CIBC […]

  • November 12, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 10:26

The new Liberal government won’t support the energy sector as much as the Conservatives did, but the Canadian economy can still thrive. “The big picture, if you look at GDP growth for 2016, is GDP numbers will be more or less the same—but composition will be very different,” says Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at […]

  • November 10, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 10:47

The Canadian economy will continue to underperform over the next year, relative to the U.S. and on a global scale. That’s due to our high level of consumer debt, and to weak oil prices and exports, says Luc de la Durantaye, managing director of asset allocation and currency management at CIBC Asset Management. He manages […]

  • October 15, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 10:15