Insights

Market Update – January 2020

Markets
Jan 9, 2020

Investors headed towards the end of 2019 in an optimistic mood as two policy risks that were plaguing sentiment throughout the year receded in December, while some nascent signs of a stabilizing global economy also buoyed risk appetite.

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation

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Fixed Income
Dec 19, 2019

There’s an old saying in the bond world: “supply creates demand.” This is exactly what happened in 2019 for Quebec municipal bonds.

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Jean-Guy Mérette
Vice President and Portfolio Manager Active and Strategic Fixed Income Team

Global Investment Outlook 2020

Markets
Dec 17, 2019

Over the last year, sentiment remained fragile as unnerved investors digested a flurry of trade-related and geopolitical headlines that sparked fears of a pronounced global slowdown. The good news, however, is that we are likely past the point of peak pessimism on the state of the global economy, with some nascent signs that the worst may finally be behind us. 

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Market Update – December 2019

Markets
Dec 5, 2019

In October, investor appetite for risk flourished amid hopes for a de-escalation in the US-China trade fiasco, lower odds of a disorderly no-Brexit deal, and as central bankers conveyed a message of accommodation across the globe.

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation

Not Your Typical Donation

Taxes
Nov 20, 2019

As we approach the end on the year, many investors take the opportunity to review their charitable commitments for the year. While much time is given to determining the allocation of funds, people often overlook the true cost of making a donation.

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Robert Handelman
Vice President, Tax & Wealth