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January 2024 market update Rates signal peak, consumers spending streaks and supply leaks

Introduction Global equity markets edged higher over January. Sentiment was largely mixed as investors parsed through economic data and central bank comments to try to predict when and how central banks will lower interest rates this year. The Bank of Canada (“BoC”), U.S. Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) and European Central [...]

January 2024 market update Rates signal peak, consumers spending streaks and supply leaks2024-02-08T16:43:37-05:00

December 2023 market update Economic hurdles: a global tango of challenges

Introduction Investor sentiment improved in December on rising expectations that major central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”), may begin cutting interest rates in 2024. In response, global equity markets moved higher over the month. The Fed, Bank of Canada (“BoC”), European Central Bank (“ECB”) and Bank of [...]

December 2023 market update Economic hurdles: a global tango of challenges2024-02-08T16:41:49-05:00

December 2023 market update Economic hurdles: a global tango of challenges

Introduction Investor sentiment improved in December on rising expectations that major central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”), may begin cutting interest rates in 2024. In response, global equity markets moved higher over the month. The Fed, Bank of Canada (“BoC”), European Central Bank (“ECB”) and Bank of [...]

December 2023 market update Economic hurdles: a global tango of challenges2024-01-09T13:34:37-05:00

Essential Tax Numbers 2024

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Essential Tax Numbers 20242024-01-09T13:30:35-05:00

November 2023 market update – Riding the economic waves

Introduction Global equity markets surged higher over November amid rising expectations that global central banks may be nearing the end of their monetary policy tightening. Bets started to be placed about when major central banks may begin dropping interest rates. The U.S. Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) and Bank of England [...]

November 2023 market update – Riding the economic waves2023-12-07T15:19:02-05:00

October 2023 market update – Canadians less rosy on the economy

Introduction Global equity markets fell over October as geopolitical tensions, relatively weak economic data and the possibility of higher-for-longer interest rates weighed on investor sentiment. Inflation continued to show signs of easing in October, which prompted central banks such as the Bank of Canada (“BoC”) and European Central Bank (“ECB”) [...]

October 2023 market update – Canadians less rosy on the economy2023-11-06T10:57:59-05:00

September 2023 market update A slowing Canadian housing market and U.S. economy

Introduction Global equity markets fell over September as expectations of interest rates being higher for longer weighed on investor confidence. In response, investors exited risk assets. The Bank of Canada (“BoC”), U.S. Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) and Bank of England (“BoE”) all decided to pause at their September meetings. The [...]

September 2023 market update A slowing Canadian housing market and U.S. economy2023-10-06T11:46:20-04:00

August 2023 market update – Rising mortgage and energy costs push inflation higher despite a softening labour market

Introduction Global equity markets fell over the month of August. Investor sentiment soured on signs pointing to more interest rate increases by global central banks, concerns over U.S. government debt and mixed economic data. As reported in August, inflation remained elevated and above the targets of global central banks. Business [...]

August 2023 market update – Rising mortgage and energy costs push inflation higher despite a softening labour market2023-09-11T09:59:33-04:00

July 2023 market update – Mortgage costs continue to drive inflation

Introduction Global equity markets moved higher over the month of July. Investor sentiment was largely positive as economic data pointed to the strong likelihood of the global economy avoiding a recession this year. Still, returns were muted as global central banks lifted rates and economic data was largely unimpressive. The [...]

July 2023 market update – Mortgage costs continue to drive inflation2023-08-14T14:39:39-04:00

June 2023 market update – Canada sees first decline in job numbers since August 2022

Introduction Global equity markets advanced over the month of June. Global equities got a boost at the beginning of the month when U.S. lawmakers agreed to extend the U.S. debt ceiling, which alleviated investors’ concerns about a U.S. default. Central banks such as the Bank of Canada (“BoC”), European Central [...]

June 2023 market update – Canada sees first decline in job numbers since August 20222023-07-11T20:16:15-04:00
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