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As second quarter earnings results trickle in, two Canadian banks fell short of analysts’ expectations. On today’s episode, portfolio managers Alfred Lee, Chris McHaney and your host, Mckenzie Box, examine the markets’ initial reaction. They also discuss higher loan-loss provisions, gold prices, factor-based ETFs, the U.S. debt ceiling deadline, and investing in China.
Canadian CPI came in above expectations for April, prompting speculation about an end to the Bank of Canada’s pause on rate hikes. On today’s episode, portfolio managers Chris McHaney, Om Karmalkar and your host, Mckenzie Box, explore what this could mean for markets. They also discuss low-volatility strategies, the U.S. debt ceiling standoff, and what recent corporate earnings can tell us about the state of the global economy.
In a recent announcement, the Federal Open Market Committee raised rates by 25 basis points in its 10th consecutive hike. On today’s special episode, portfolio managers Matt Montemurro, Chris Heakes and your host Mckenzie Box digest Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s market-moving comments. They also discuss dividend strategies, the JPMorgan Chase takeover of First Republic, Canadian banks and mega-cap tech stocks.
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.
After a volatile start to the year, headline risk stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and COVID-19 takes a backseat to sticky inflation. As a result, investors are faced with a potential economic slowdown unlike any seen before. How should they prepare? In this episode, Alfred Lee and Erika Toth discuss the latest quarterly Portfolio Strategy and Fixed Income Strategy Reports, including current views on inflation’s trajectory, portfolio construction across various asset classes, real yields, structural supply issues, and strategies for protecting against falling equities.
Protecting your portfolios is important – but so is capturing growth. When markets enter a volatile period, how should investors balance the risk-reward tradeoff? In this episode, Danielle Neziol and Chris Heakes discuss an innovative factor-based strategy known as Low Volatility that only invests in companies with low beta values. Listen in as our experts look under the hood of BMO’s custom suite of low volatility ETFs, and see which investment product is right for you.
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