Market Commentary & Research
Using ESG in Fixed Income Investing
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues have increasingly become key considerations for equity investors, but what about fixed income investors? The income and generally safe disposition of investment grade corporate bonds makes them an integral part of almost any portfolio’s asset allocation. Furthermore, structural tailwinds should continue to bolster demand for “safe” assets.Read More about Using ESG in Fixed Income Investing
Bounce Back Quarter
From a historical perspective, Q2 followed the playbook. Following such a severe contraction in Q1, the subsequent quarter tends to be positive but not nearly enough to erase the prior quarter’s loss. For the S&P/TSX to break even year to date, the market would have needed to advance over 27%, but experienced only a 16% gain. As for the next quarter, the history books suggest the S&P/TSX will experience a setback.Read More about Bounce Back Quarter
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Market Commentary & Research
Making ‘Cents’ of Currency Markets
The global foreign exchange (FX) market sees roughly US$6.6 trillion in daily trading activity, yet as an asset class it is often spared thorough analysis by portfolio managers. As Canadian investors in an increasingly global economy, the movement in the Canadian dollar, aka the Loonie, has considerable impact on the value of our investments from our foreign denominated stocks. FX revenue generated by domestic companies also impacts their bottom lines. So what has been happening in FX markets given recent events?Read More about Making ‘Cents’ of Currency Markets
Raymond James Trust (Canada) Launched After Acquisition
Raymond James Ltd., the Canadian arm of North American investment dealer Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF), today announced it has completed the acquisition of Oak Trust Company, a privately held, federally regulated trust company based in London, Ontario. Following regulatory approval, the new division will be named Raymond James Trust (Canada).Read More about Raymond James Trust (Canada) Launched After Acquisition
Raymond James Hires Scott Hudson as National Director, Wealth Management
Raymond James Ltd., the Canadian arm of North American investment dealer Raymond James Financial, Inc., today announced that Scott Hudson has joined the firm as National Director, Wealth Management.Press Release