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2022 WELLNESS EXPO

After a 2-year hiatus the Hamilton Police Association hosted a Wellness Expo to highlight the need and effectiveness of all around wellness. It was a pleasure and privilege to participate with our associates, Sashia Veerman and Tara Downs, both from the Greater Hamilton Area. Both are accredited advisors and approved [...]

2022 WELLNESS EXPO2022-12-08T18:20:59+00:00

November 2022 Market Update – A Slowdown could be on the horizon

for the U.S. Federal Reserve Global equity markets advanced over November as expectations grew that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) would soon begin slowing the pace of its interest-rate hikes. The Fed raised the target range of its federal funds rate by 75 basis points (“bps”) to 3.75%-4.00% early [...]

November 2022 Market Update – A Slowdown could be on the horizon2022-12-07T19:55:10+00:00

October 2022 market update – Central banks take another shot

at Taming Inflation   Introduction Global equity markets rose over October, despite some periods of volatility. Sentiment swayed as economic data had investors considering how aggressive central banks might be at upcoming meetings. Inflation remained elevated in Canada and the U.S. in September even though it eased from August. In [...]

October 2022 market update – Central banks take another shot2022-11-09T20:36:26+00:00

The case and space for segregated funds

By Canada Life | Sept. 27, 2022   Since their introduction more than 60 years ago, segregated (seg) funds have experienced ups and downs in terms of their popularity. Today, they are once again experiencing a resurgence. Our latest report offers insight on the resurgence of seg funds, the changing [...]

The case and space for segregated funds2022-10-11T15:43:20+00:00

September 2022 market update – Canada’s Labour Market

is Running Out of Steam– how about inflation?   Introduction Global equity markets fell sharply over September in response to ongoing monetary tightening by global central banks, who also signaled their intentions to increase rates further. The prospect of higher rates raised concerns about how aggressive monetary tightening may negatively [...]

September 2022 market update – Canada’s Labour Market2022-10-11T15:45:46+00:00

August 2022 market update – Central banks likely to continue lifting rates

despite a drop in headline inflation   Introduction Global equity markets started relatively strong in August before pulling back after the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) signalled it would likely keep aggressively raising interest rates to tame inflation. While inflation remained elevated in July, it did slow across Canada and [...]

August 2022 market update – Central banks likely to continue lifting rates2022-09-12T18:07:20+00:00

July 2022 market update – Will inflation peak soon

 or could we be in for more? Introduction After falling significantly during the first half of the year, global equity markets started the second half byposting a positive return over the month of July. Despite ongoing aggressive monetary tightening, aslowdown in economic activity heightened expectations global central banks might need [...]

July 2022 market update – Will inflation peak soon2022-08-10T17:34:17+00:00

Mid Year Market Update by Canada Life

By Canada Life | July 20, 2022 The investment landscape has shifted dramatically since the start of the year. Wondering how to make sense of jammed supply chains, inflation and changing growth outlooks? On our latest Canada Life Portfolio Manager Connect Series event, we heard from Dan Gremonprez, National Vice-President, [...]

Mid Year Market Update by Canada Life2022-07-25T15:53:59+00:00

June 2022 market update – Canada’s Housing Market Under Pressure

amid rising rates and prices   Introduction Global equity markets fell significantly in June as surging inflation and aggressive policy stances by globalcentral banks heightened concerns about a potential recession. The U.S. Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”)raised the target range of its federal funds rate by 75 basis points (“bps”), while [...]

June 2022 market update – Canada’s Housing Market Under Pressure2022-07-12T19:20:12+00:00

May 2022 market update – Canada Life Investment Management

Consumer prices continued to grow during the month but showed signs of slight easing. Both manufacturing and service sector activity slowed during the month, partly due to ongoing supply chain disruptions and lockdown restrictions in China. The Fed raised the target range of its federal funds rate by 50 basis [...]

May 2022 market update – Canada Life Investment Management2022-12-08T18:34:08+00:00
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