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May 2024 market update Global economy unpacked: from pinch points to promising trends

Introduction Global equity markets moved higher over May 2024 with excitement growing among investors that interest rate cuts from major central banks might be on the horizon. Economic data was relatively mixed over the month, heightening investor bets that interest rates may soon start going down. Manufacturing sector activity largely [...]

May 2024 market update Global economy unpacked: from pinch points to promising trends2024-06-06T17:25:56-04:00

April 2024 market update Economic pulse in Canada and around the world

Introduction Global equity markets finished lower over April amid geopolitical tensions, choppy inflation and expectations central banks might keep interest rates higher for longer. Global business activity was relatively muted in April, particularly manufacturing sector activity, which continues to struggle under the weight of relatively weak demand. The S&P/TSX Composite [...]

April 2024 market update Economic pulse in Canada and around the world2024-05-07T09:34:14-04:00

March 2024 market update – World wealth watch: interest rates and consumer spending around the globe

Introduction Central bank rate announcements dominated the headlines in March. Most held steady, while pointing to a strong likelihood of beginning to lower interest rates sometime in 2024. This excited investors who helped push global equity markets higher over the month. Global inflation kept coming down in February, as reported [...]

March 2024 market update – World wealth watch: interest rates and consumer spending around the globe2024-04-17T10:47:13-04:00

February 2024 market update Whose economy is shrinking and who continues to outperform?

Introduction Global equity markets moved higher over the month of February. Investors held largely positive sentiment towards riskier assets based on expectations that central banks might begin lowering interest rates later this year and that the global economy could avoid a recession. The Bank of Canada (“BoC”) and U.S. Federal [...]

February 2024 market update Whose economy is shrinking and who continues to outperform?2024-03-08T15:01:29-05:00

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

To give you information for updated tax rates, click on the link below: Essential tax numbers: updated for 2024 | Advisor.ca  

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

Lazar Holiday Party 2023

We gathered to celebrate 2023 on December 15th with advisors, spouses and our business partners. We look forward to a joyful holiday and a successful & prosperous 2024. Thank you everyone for your support!

Lazar Holiday Party 20232023-12-19T16:17:51-05:00
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