Third quarter earnings season for Canada’s biggest lenders saw share prices slump amid rising loan-loss provisions and broader economic concerns. Yet amid the gloom, our experts parse out reasons why Canadian banks are a wise investment for long-term investors. On this episode, Sohrab Movahedi, Chris Heakes, and your host Daniel Stanley, dissect the latest earnings results among the Big 6 banks, and examine what 2024 could hold for the lenders and investors.
A shift toward international equities is seemingly underway, but what is the catalyst for this movement? In today’s episode, portfolio managers Chris Heakes, Omanand Karmalkar and your host, Mckenzie Box, analyze valuations and look for opportunities abroad. They also discuss U.S. and Canadian banks, mega-cap Tech stocks and infrastructure.
Are the central banks winning the battle against inflation? While the latest Canadian CPI print suggests we are moving in the right direction, it’s likely too early to call a victory. In this episode, Erika Toth and Alfred Lee discuss the latest quarterly Portfolio Strategy Report (QSR) and Fixed Income Strategy Report (FISR), which examine the inversion of the yield curve, the U.S. dollar, Canadian banks’ valuations, Technology and portfolio positioning across asset classes.
In this special episode, Sohrab Movahedi, Chris Heakes and Daniel Stanley take a deep dive into second quarter earnings from Canada’s “Big Six,” discussing how the mixed results weighed on investor sentiment. They also examine the markets’ reaction to higher rates and recession risk, the U.S. banking crisis, ETF strategies, TD Bank’s termination of the First Horizon merger, technology’s resurgence, the first “social media bank run” and consumer resilience.
Recent market events have taken investors on a walk down memory lane, as elements of the banking crisis look eerily similar to the challenges faced in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Where will regulators’ approaches lead? In this episode, Erika Toth and Alfred Lee discuss the latest quarterly Portfolio Strategy Report (QSR) and Fixed Income Strategy Report (FISR), which analyze the central banks’ rate decisions, inflation’s trajectory, a shift in factor leadership, and portfolio construction across asset classes.
In this special episode, Sohrab Movahedi, Chris Heakes and Daniel Stanley dive into first-quarter results from Canada’s “Big Six,” discussing how the banks are “rolling with the punches.” They also explore the possibility of a recession, putting credit costs into context, the philosophy of equal weighting, and the evolving Canadian housing ecosystem.
2022 was a challenging time in the markets, which had investors riding the waves of uncertainty. As we enter the new year, are inflation and interest rates trending in the right direction? In this episode, Erika Toth and Alfred Lee discuss the latest quarterly Portfolio Strategy and Fixed Income Strategy Reports, which explore the 2023 market outlook, central banks, gold, key risks, and portfolio construction across various asset classes.
In this special episode, Sohrab Movahedi, Chris Heakes and Daniel Stanley dive into second quarter results from Canada’s “Big Six,” discussing their outlook for Financials, how banks weather uncertainty, metrics that can help gauge the economy’s strength, and real estate. They also look at strategies to hedge against inflation, including the BMO Canadian Dividend ETF (ZDV) and the BMO Canadian High Dividend Covered Call ETF (ZWC).
Given ongoing uncertainties around interest rates, inflation, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, what approach should Advisors and investors be taking when it comes to portfolio construction? In this episode, Alfred Lee and Erika Toth discuss the latest quarterly Portfolio Strategy and Fixed Income Strategy Reports, including asset allocation considerations, the outlook for the Energy, Banks, and Real Estate Investment Trusts sectors, and fixed income positioning.