This week, the Fed raised its key interest rate by another 75 basis points in an effort to tame inflation. As we teeter between a soft and hard landing, could this aggressive move tip the scales? In today’s episode, portfolio managers Alfred Lee, Matt Montemurro, and your host, Mark Raes, discuss how the market seems to be striking off bad news. They also look at mid-year tax-loss selling, a big week for Nasdaq companies, and a potential commodity supercycle.
While geopolitical concerns between Russia and the Ukraine have dominated headlines, the main headwind for assets has been inflation and central bank efforts to tame its effects through the unwinding of many COVID-19-response policies.
The new BMO Canadian Bank Income Index ETF (Ticker: ZBI) is an innovation in fixed income, but how does it fit into a portfolio? In this episode, Alfred Lee and Rob Butler dive deep into the benefits of fixed income ETFs, the process behind creating ZBI and the objectives in crafting its investment exposure, the three components that make up ZBI, and expectations for the future.
After months of escalating tension, Russia launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine on Thursday, which sent markets into turmoil. As an illustration of the heightened unease, market indicators, such as the VIX Index and various credit spread indicators, remain elevated.