Inflation on both sides of the border is edging higher, forcing central banks to strike a more hawkish tone, while rising oil threatens to keep the heat turned up on consumer prices. On today’s episode, BMO Global Asset Management portfolio managers Chris Heakes and Alfred Lee, and your host Mckenzie Box, discuss the latest North American CPI prints, and what they mean for fixed-income investing, while also diving into what elevated oil prices could signal about where the market goes from here.
Following back-to-back increases, the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate now sits at 5% — the highest level in 22 years. On today’s episode, portfolio managers Alfred Lee, Chris McHaney and your host, Mckenzie Box, explore the impacts on markets and examine where monetary policy may be headed. They also discuss the latest U.S. CPI print, the Nasdaq’s rebalancing and ETF flows and trends.
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.
As hikes slowly work their way into the financial system, higher rates continue to be a primary market concern. How can investors combat these persistent challenges? In this episode, Erika Toth and Alfred Lee discuss the latest quarterly Portfolio Strategy and Fixed Income Strategy Reports, which explore the fight against inflation, the Bank of England bailout, the future of the 60/40 portfolio model, and sector opportunities.
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.