1607, 2020

2020 Mid-Year Market Review by GLC

Exiting the March 23 bottom, equity markets bounced back sharply, posting one of the strongest and quickest recoveries in history. Why? How? As inconceivably bad as economic data was in April, the unprecedentedly large monetary and fiscal responsefrom world governments was even more overwhelming. The combined strength of a united […]

1806, 2020

The great re-opening experiment has begun

Across the globe, nations inched closer to ending isolation measures (as long as we all agree to stay six feet apart) and plans to re-open economies were unmasked (but masks are recommended).While re-opening conditions varied greatly by region, the news was met with relief. After weeks of worrisome and sometimes […]

106, 2020

Markets rebound as focus turns to ‘new normal’ in a post-pandemic world

April offered strong gains for global equity and bond markets driven by fiscal and monetary stimulus and the apparent slowing of the spread of COVID-19. The S&P 500 led the global pack of stock markets roaring back in April with a near 13% gain, its best monthly performance since January […]

1405, 2020

Canada Life Mortgage Rates May 2020

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1304, 2020

GLC Summary for Q1 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19 dominated headlines, altered daily lives and spread fear across capital markets.Government aid and policy responses globally have been both material and rapid.Balanced investors benefited from fixed-income holdings to offset large equity losses, though only the safest of safe-haven assets realized gains.An oil price war between […]

1703, 2020

Credential Market Commentaries as of 29/02/2020

GDP gains. Economic growth in Canada was positive in December at 0.3%, beating 0.1% in the previous month and above expectations of the same amount. This was the strongest pace since May as growth was seen in both the services and manufacturing sectors led by transportation and warehousing (+1.5%) and […]

2802, 2020

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 […]

2012, 2019

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 […]

1912, 2019

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 […]

1012, 2019

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 […]