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.
This week, the U.S. annual inflation rate reached 8.5%, its highest level in over 40 years. What impact will that have on the bond market? In today’s episode, Mark Raes, Chris McHaney, and Matt Montemurro discuss that question as well as the Nasdaq-100, Russian equities, preferred shares, and gold.
The benefit of adding lower correlation investments to your portfolio is a reduction in the volatility of the overall portfolio returns. A portfolio with lower variability of returns also tends to help you stay invested over the long-run in different market environments.
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.