In early January, just a few weeks after the last hike in the target rate, the Fed assessed that the rate now stood at the lower bound of its estimated band for the neutral rate. However, at its June 19, 2019 meeting, the Fed hinted that it might initiate an easing cycle soon.
In an election seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency and agenda, the American
electorate chose to put a damper on the legislative power of the President and the Republican Party.
Are you in a relentless hunt for incremental yield? Relatively low current yields and current expectations
for subdued economic growth — relative to historical levels — are leading investors to broaden their horizons.
The average yield to maturity (YTM) of the FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index is down to 2.7% from 4.2%
ten years ago. In addition, duration is higher1,...
The current US administration’s international trade strategy based on basic populism is etched in a dated win-lose negotiating framework espoused by its current leader. This approach
to negotiations takes us back to a time before nations came to understand the benefits
of free trade based on the comparative advantage economic theory.
The renegotiation of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is down into the last stretch but, a few weeks away from a possible outcome, the end result of the process remains a question mark.
Recently, after a very long run-up, equity markets underwent a spectacular about-face described by some as a healthy and long-overdue correction and by others as the first ominous sign of more upheaval to come. How worried should we be now that both stock and bond prices have been dropping in unison while earlier,
when the recovery was on shakier ground, losses in one...
At Addenda Capital, sustainable investing is not an afterthought; it’s part of our DNA. It makes us better investors and enables a better future. — Brian Minns, Sustainable Investment Manager at Addenda Capital
The pace of growth of passive investment in recent years is striking. Drivers of that growth are not hard to find: near-zero interest rates and central bank asset purchases have helped drive asset price inflation and narrow market breadth, an ideal combination for passive strategies; investors and regulators focusing on fees; technology enabling new strategies and approaches....
Benoît Durocher, Executive Vice-President & Chief Economic Strategist, outlines the factors that influence the direction of interest rates in Canada and explains the indicators that determine the strength of the global economy.
The impact of climate change is not limited to the weather but increasingly exerts influence
on the economy and financial markets. In a speech today by Deputy Governor Tim Lane,
the Bank of Canada joined into the fray of central banks and regulatory bodies in other
countries mindful of the disruptions climate change might have on the financial system.