Fixed Income Year-in-Review
Market Update – January 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.
There’s an old saying in the bond world: “supply creates demand.” This is exactly what happened in 2019 for Quebec municipal bonds.
Global Investment Outlook 2020
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.
Market Update – December 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.
Not Your Typical Donation
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.