MARKET COMMENTARY

Choosing Canada

For Canadian equity investors, 2018 has been a smorgasbord of returning volatility, all-time market highs, mid-air stalls and autumn bounces.

09.30.2018

Choosing Canada

Q: How would you describe the market thus far in 2018?
Les Stelmach:
Interesting is one way of putting it. Small portions, such as Information Technology and Health Care, have been strong. The latter has been inflated by cannabis stocks even though they score low on fundamentals such as cash flow and earnings. In ways, it’s reminiscent of the dot-com days. Conversely, large sectors such as Financials and Energy are lagging. Despite posting strong earnings, banks’ share price appreciation has not kept up. On the Energy side, sentiment is more pessimistic as evidenced by the fact that even those companies posting good results are unable to gain traction. In a number of cases, we’re seeing dividend-paying energy companies raise their dividends, while their share prices remain becalmed.

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Performing in a Difficult Market

01.29.2019 Scott Guitard, Vice President, Portfolio Manager

See how our ongoing conservative bias, diversification and international weighting added value to portfolios in the challenging fourth quarter.

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Global Bonds Now Part of the Mix

09.30.2018 Ian Riach, Chief Investment Officer

Ian answers questions about the strategic and tactical opportunities afforded by the Templeton Global Bond Fund and its recent introduction to our model portfolios.

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