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Stormy January More 2011 than 2008Feb232016Article
Central bank measures, economic events, and financial markets defined January 2016.
Increased Geopolitical Tensions Affected Investor Sentiment in NovemberJan182016Article
Heightened geopolitical tensions weighed on investor sentiment amid a lack of monetary policy changes in November.
More on that Uncertainty We MentionedJan152016Article
The current volatility is unsettling to say the least, we remain positioned for the latter stages of a U.S. equity-market expansion and sees opportunity for long-term investors.
Annual Market Commentary - 2015 SeptemberNov162015Article
The bursting of the stock-market bubble in China in late June, followed by an unexpected depreciation of the renminbi against the U.S. dollar in mid-August, has led to substantial financial-market reverberations in both developed and developing investable markets.
China Sneezed. Will the Rest of the World Catch a Cold?Sep282015Article
Turmoil is revealing a mixed outlook for global growth pockets of strength and weakness in emerging markets.
Commodity-producing economies and those with close ties to China are struggling.
Collateral Damage to Commodities; China's Effect in AugustSep222015Article
Global equity markets performed poorly in August as concerns about the broad impact of China's selloff spread.
Subdued Central Bank Activity Notable During Second QuarterJul102015Article
Investors were caught up in a whirlwind this quarter, which included both volatility and surprising countertrend movements—ranging from German bunds to Chinese equities, currencies to the price of oil
Investment Fundamentals: BetaJun42015Article
Beta measures the sensitivity of a security or a portfolio to the broader market’s fluctuations. Investors can use beta to assess how their holdings might respond to rising and falling markets, or to align portfolio holdings with an investor's return objective.
Investment Fundamentals: Oil Price BenchmarksApr302015Article
A steady decline in crude oil prices began in the summer of 2014, bringing the Brent and WTI oil benchmarks to the forefront of daily news. The current oversupply of oil has caused prices on both benchmarks to fall by about 50 percent.
Behavioural Finance: Controlled Thinking and NeuroeconomicsApr172015Article
Many investors have made mistakes, and later asked themselves, “What was I thinking?” Behavioural research suggests we should also consider "how" we were thinking. Neuroeconomics seeks to understand the financial mind.
Behavioural Finance: Confirmation Bias, Cognitive Dissonance, and RecencyMar272015Article
In this segment of our Behavioural Finance series, we will examine confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance and recency, additional behaviors that may lead us to make investment mistakes.
Investment Fundamentals: DiversificationMar172015Article
They say variety is the spice of life. But when it comes to investing, variety can be a key to long-term success. But just what does diversification mean? And why might it be beneficial?
Investment Fundamentals: Standard DeviationNov172014Article
Within the context of a diverse portfolio, allocations to riskier assets can make sense even for conservative investors, as these allocations can actually reduce a portfolio’s overall volatility.