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Emblem Portfolios in action - Volatility Brings Opportunity

Tactical Updates, Investments

Key takeaways: Tactically increased U.S. and international equities, reduced cash. Remain overweight in equities and underweight in fixed income.

 

The month of October historically has been one of the most volatile months for the stock market, and this year has turned out to be no different. 

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Ashley Misquitta discusses U.S. market on BNN Bloomberg's "Market Call Tonight"

Investments, Investment Views

Ashley Misquitta, Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities recently appeared on BNN Bloomberg's "Market Call Tonight"* to share his views on the U.S. market.  Watch the interview to find out what Ashley had to say.

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Capturing a relative value opportunity

Tactical Updates, Investments

Key takeaways: Tactically increased international equities and decreased Canadian equities. Remain overweight in equities and underweight in fixed income.

 

After starting the year with strength in the first few weeks of 2018, international equities were caught up in a period of global equity market volatility over the following weeks. Unlike the U.S. and Canadian markets, international markets have yet to fully recover from that volatility.

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Ashley Misquitta discusses U.S. market on BNN Bloomberg's "The Close"

Investments, Investment Views

Ashley Misquitta, Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities recently appeared on BNN Bloomberg's "The Close" segment to share his views on the U.S. market.  Watch the interview to find out what Ashley had to say.

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Ashley Misquitta discusses U.S. market on BNN Market Call

Investments, Investment Views

Ashley Misquitta, Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities recently appeared on BNN's Market Call* segment to share his views on the U.S. market and which stocks he's got his eye on.  Watch the interview to find out what Ashley had to say. 

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Volatility affords opportunity

Investments, Tactical Updates

Increased global equities, reduced cash

Tactical Update - March 1, 2018

Volatility affords opportunity.

Equity market volatility came back with a vengeance over the past month, following a year-long stretch of historically low volatility. Simmering concerns over higher interest rates boiled over early in February following the release of strong U.S. wage growth data.

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Emblem Portfolios in Action

Tactical Updates, Investments

Increased Canadian Equities, Decreased U.S. Equities

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Why Everyone Needs a Will

Investments, Personal Finance

Making a Will is an important part of your tax and estate planning. Everyone—wealthy or not—should have a Will. Most of us don’t like to think about writing a Will, yet it’s one of the best ways to ensure your estate is managed for your loved ones in accordance with your wishes after your death.

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Emblem Portfolios in Action

Investments, Tactical Updates

In our last tactical update, we cited the market’s overly optimistic view towards U.S. equities. This resulted in decreased U.S. equity targets in the Emblem Portfolios, and increased targets towards Canadian equities and fixed income. While it did take some time to begin unfolding, U.S. equities did initiate a slight correction, with the S&P 500 declining 0.7% since March 1st. Over the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 1.9%.

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Emblem Portfolios in Action

Investments, Tactical Updates

Tactically Increased Canadian Equities, Decreased U.S. Equities

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