The coronavirus: understanding the market reaction and five ways to keep your investment strategy healthy

What’s happening? The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is a human tragedy for all those affected. Recent heightened concerns are spilling over into global economic and capital market concerns – causing sharp drops in market values and an increase in volatility.Capital market investors are facing the difficult task of […]

2020 Market Outlook by GLC

The current economic slowdown should come to an end in 2020. The global economy is showing signs (the so-called ‘green shoots’) that growth in 2020 should pick-up modestly, aided by a détente in global trade frictions and stimulative central bank policies. We see an economic environment where corporate earnings growth […]

GLC Market Matters – November

Is November’s stock market optimism more than just dancing sugar-plum dreams? As fears of an economic recession continued to fade away, equities shook off past pessimism and got into the holiday spirit. Equities marched higher, capping off a solid month of gains, while bond […]

Credential Monthly Market Insights – November 2019

The S&P/TSX Composite closed on a down note for November but still managed to reach new highs during the month. With economic data at home muted, the driver for the rise in the TSX was optimism by investors that the U.S. and China will come to a mutual agreement for […]

Credential Market Insights

The S&P/TSX Composite ended the month on a down note as China’s economic data reports revived worries of growth concerns. Also impacting Canada’s main stock exchange, as well as those south of the border, were doubts by Chinese officials on the long-term nature of any trade deals with the U.S. […]

Can the bull market in everything keep going?

Talk about a see-saw ride: Stocks were up and bonds were down in July. Then, stocks were down and bonds were up in August, followed by yet another reversal with stocks going up and bonds going down in September. With each pendulum swing similar themes set the backdrop: the U.S.-China […]

GLC Market Matters – August

The big story for capital markets was the continuing collapse of bond yields amid ongoing trade threats and attention-seeking tweets from the U.S. President. The 30-year U.S. Treasury Bond yield fell below 2% for the first time in history – a headline that raised concern about economic recession on the […]

Monthly Market Commentary from Credential

The number of home groundbreakings rose sharply in June on a seasonally adjusted basis. For the month, 245,657 units were started, a 26% increase, and comfortably above market expectations of 210,000 units. This was the highest since November 2017, with multi-family buildings rocketing 31% and single-detached homes rising 8% as […]

2019 Mid-Year Market Outlook

The global economy has been slowing for a year marking the third global slowdown of the past 10 years. Trade frictions have exacerbated the slowdown and remain an unpredictable cloud dimming future growth expectations. This makes the question of whether we’re closer to the end or the beginning of the […]

T. Rowe Price (partner of TD Wealth) Mid Year Market Outlook

Heading into the second half of 2019, senior T. Rowe Price investment leaders remain cautiously positive about global economies and financial markets, but they warn that political risks – in particular, escalating trade disputes – could trigger renewed volatility and further impede growth.

To a certain extend, market behavior in the […]