With inflation data diverging, odds are growing that monetary policy will follow suit with the Fed forced to continue tightening interest rates while the Bank of Canada hits pause. On today’s episode, portfolio managers Chris McHaney, Alfred Lee and your host Mckenzie Box discuss how to benefit from the expected policy divergence as the greenback strengthens in the near term. They also discuss the Canadian banks’ quarterly results, as well as the outlook for healthcare stocks.
Portfolio Manager, Exchange Traded Funds
Chris has over two decades of experience in the investment industry and currently serves as portfolio manager for derivative-based and equity-based portfolios. This includes the management and trading of options on Canadian, US and European equities and ETFs. He also manages various cross-asset portfolios, which include Canadian and US fixed income and global equities. He has taken on numerous roles since joining BMO Financial Group in 2002, including Manager of Investments for BMO Asset Management Inc. where he was responsible for mutual fund manager monitoring and selection. In this role, he was also responsible for overseeing the currency hedging program across the mutual fund platform. Chris holds a BBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.
After a strong run, the U.S. dollar rally is fading fast as emerging-markets and gold stage respective comebacks after slumping through 2022. In today’s episode, portfolio managers Chris McHaney, Alfred Lee, and your host, McKenzie Box, discuss how investors can hedge currency positions to take advantage of these shifts. They also dive into whether direct exposure to gold or gold-mining equities is the better way to capitalize on the metal’s bullish outlook.