In its final policy decision of the year, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a half-point hike, raising interest rates to the highest level in 15 years. How long will rates remain elevated? And when will inflation get under control? In this episode, McKenzie Box and Alfred Lee discuss the central banks’ latest moves and how investors can prepare for the “old normal.” They also explore the 2023 outlook — and what it could mean for investment portfolios.
The Bank of Canada’s latest trend-setting interest rate hike of half a percentage point marks perhaps its last in the current cycle, some predict. In today’s episode, portfolio managers Alfred Lee, Chris Heakes, and your host, McKenzie Box, discuss why the central bank may have hit at least a “pause” on tightening rates further. They also go into the upside for value and dividend stocks as well as near-term institutional bullishness for equities overall. Finally, paths for effective tax-loss selling before the end of the year.