Summary for May 2021 Presented by Mackenzie Investments Key Highlights: The central banks of South Korea and New Zealand are taking a firmer tone, as is the Bank of Canada Crypto-currencies plunge Canadian equities perform well on the back of stellar earnings Inflation beats already high expectations Click here to read more. [...]
Summary for April 2021 Presented by Mackenzie Investments Key Highlights: Canadian budget released President Biden unveils his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan US equities regain their global market leadership Q1 2021 corporate earnings shatter expectations Click here to read more.
Summary for Febuary 2021 Presented by Mackenzie Investments Fixed income investors bruised as global bond yields surge amid increasing confidence for a robust economic rebound in the second half of 2021 Canadian equities deliver strong performance; powered by the cyclical rotation trade and soaring commodity prices US House of Representatives passes President Biden’s US$1.9 trillion [...]
Summary for January 2021 Presented by Mackenzie Investments COVID-19 cases decline sharply amidst vaccine rollouts; virus mutations remain a concern Under heavy security post the US Capitol riot, US President Biden takes office: Signs 42 executive orders and proposes a $1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus bill Heavily shorted stocks: GameStop, AMC and Blackberry exhibit extreme volatility [...]
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Highlights: News of a promising COVID-19 vaccine trial helped spur strong global stock market gains and a significant sector rotation from growth into value sectors. Beginning in 2021, GLC will be amalgamated into Mackenzie Investments and together we will be stronger as one of Canada’s largest asset managers. The drawn-out U.S. presidential election gave way [...]
Highlights: Rising COVID-19 infection counts continue to stifle economic recovery across North America and Europe. Equity markets and investor sentiment weakened as U.S. election uncertainty loomed throughout the month. Bond yields rose sharply early in the month, only to land back roughly where they started. Click here to read more.
Highlights: COVID-19’s second wave offers up a new round of uncertainty for businesses. The Federal Reserve kept their Fed funds target range steady at between 0% to 0.25%. September losses give back some of their summer-time equity market gains. Oil prices fell on rising concerns over weak global demand if lockdown measures return. Click here [...]
Highlights: Global stock markets extended their summer-long run. Bond markets checked back, with longer-term bonds hit hardest. Expectations for market volatility rose with stretched stock valuations, the approach of the U.S. presidential election and concerns for a COVID-19 second wave. Amidst a risk-on sentiment, oil prices rose sharply, while gold and the U.S. dollar weakened. [...]
Highlights: GLC and Mackenzie join forces to become the largest asset managers in Canada. S&P 500 turns positive on the year and the price of gold hits an all-time high, while bond yields fell to all-time lows. COVID-19 case number progress (or lack thereof) remains key factor in economic outlook. Global stock markets rebound while [...]