Discover the benefits of index funds
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2d ago
An index fund is an investment fund that aims to provide returns similar to those of market benchmark. This is generally done by investing in the same securities (or a representative sample) as the target benchmark ..read more
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Why FOMO (fear of missing out) is not a sustainable investment plan
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1w ago
Although it can be tempting to put your investment goals aside to chase these returns, beware of FOMO, which can introduce an unreasonable level of risk in your portfolio.  ..read more
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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset allocation update, April 16, 2024
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by Empire Life Investments
2w ago
Key takeaways:   Exposure to international equities was increased by 0.25%-1.5% Exposure to US equities was decreased by 0.25%-1.5% Our exposures to the other asset classes were rebalanced back to target ..read more
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2024 Federal Budget @ your fingertips
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by Peter Wouters
1M ago
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Uranium and the demand for nuclear power generation
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by Jennifer Law
1M ago
Jennifer Law, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, delves into the market factors influencing uranium prices, their impact on investment decisions, and the team's outlook on potential opportunities ..read more
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2024 Market Outlook: Fixed Income Overview
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by Albert Ngo, Ian Fung
1M ago
We maintain a positive view of fixed income as it appears rates have peaked, growth trajectories are slowing (making less risky assets relatively more appealing), and yields are starting the year at an attractive level. We believe this could cause the yield curve to re-steepen and lead to less inverted, or even positive, sloping curves ..read more
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2024 Market Outlook: Canadian Equities
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by Greg Chan, Jennifer Law, Doug Cooper
2M ago
Economic growth is expected to continue to slow in 2024. Higher interest rates are anticipated to weigh more heavily on Canadian consumers and overall economic activity in 2024. Higher rates have had a disproportionately negative impact on Canadians due to higher consumer debt levels and shorter duration mortgages compared to the U.S. Unemployment is also expected to continue to increase at a slightly higher pace compared to 2023 ..read more
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2024 Market Outlook: Global equities
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by David Mann
2M ago
As we begin the new year, we have a slightly negative outlook on Europe, slight optimism on China and a continued positive view of Japan.  ..read more
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Financial tips for your younger self
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by Peter Wouters
3M ago
Updated February 2024 Do you ever wish you could talk to your younger self about lessons you've learned, more than a few of them the hard way? There are the mishaps you could have avoided, the errors in judgement you could have missed and the regrets you wouldn't hold. How much better would you feel now if you could turn the clock back? And that includes the extra money you would have to fund the better lifestyle you could look forward to in the decades ahead. Let's consider some financial tips ..read more
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2024 Market Outlook: U.S. equities
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by Ashley Misquitta
3M ago
Last year was a volatile year in U.S. equity markets. In March, the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, a prominent lender in the tech industry with $210 billion in assets, was the first of a series of regional bank failures that later included Signature Bank, Credit Suisse and First Republic Bank. This led to fears of a broader banking crisis, although it was ultimately contained.  ..read more
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