As the central banks prioritize taming inflation, markets react to the near-term volatility and the threat of recession. But at what point will the rate hikes slow down or pause altogether? And where do the attractive opportunities lie in the interim? In this episode, Erin Allen and Alfred Lee discuss the latest moves from the U.S. Federal Reserve, policy shifts globally, and what this means for the economy.
Following a red-hot inflation print earlier this week, many investors opted for an immediate sell-off, creating turbulence in the markets. In today’s episode, portfolio managers Alfred Lee, Matt Montemurro, and your host, Mark Raes, anticipate the Federal Reserve’s response. They also discuss opportunities to hedge outside of gold, positioning equities in a barbell approach, and finding the best bargains in a volatile environment.
As the Bank of Canada once again raises interest rates — and indicates that more hikes are likely on the way — what’s the outlook for fixed income? In today’s episode, portfolio managers Chris Heakes, Chris McHaney, and your host, Kevin Prins, break down the market’s expectations. They also discuss ETF flows, geographic allocation, and currencies.
With inflation potentially having peaked, could central banks start to lower interest rates sooner than expected? In today’s episode, portfolio managers Charles Myssie, Matt Montemurro, and your host, Mark Raes, break down the cases for a bullish vs. a bearish outlook. They also discuss market volatility, high yield bonds, and Canadian banks.
After months of escalating tension, Russia launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine on Thursday, which sent markets into turmoil. As an illustration of the heightened unease, market indicators, such as the VIX Index and various credit spread indicators, remain elevated.
2021 was a strong year for markets and a record year for ETFs. But what’s the outlook for 2022? In this episode, Danielle Neziol and Mark Raes discuss hot topics including responsible investing, inflation, and the recent rotation towards the banking and energy sectors. Listen as our experts examine BMO ETFs that offer investors a chance to access — or hedge against — these big trends.