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

Investment Views, Investments

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

Investment Views, Investments

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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Returning from vacation

Investment Views, Investments

It’s the time of the year when many Canadians have escaped the great white north’s winter misery and travelled to some far-off tropical destination for some needed rest and relaxation. It’s an escape not only from the harsh Canadian winter but also the real world of work and responsibilities. How we wish that state of paradise could last forever. Perhaps that’s why a return to reality is so difficult to deal with. 

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Performance Capture Ratios

Investment Views, Investments

There are many statistical measures available to help evaluate an investment’s performance. Arguably, investors are less sensitive to performance when markets are rising and more sensitive when the markets are falling. Therefore, a measure that separately analyses performance into these two buckets may be a useful component of an investor’s due diligence process.

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The Quality Factor

Investment Views, Investments

2016 was a breakout year for Canadian equities. After trailing the US stock market in the preceding five calendar years, the S&P/TSX Composite bounced back in 2016 with a gain of 21.1%, compared to a gain of 8.6% for the S&P 500 (including currency effects) - great news for your Canadian equity investments.

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A value-oriented approach

Investment Views, Investments

This article was written by David Keelaghan, News Editor and originally appeared in Wealth Professional on February 21, 2017.

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The Trump Effect: One Month Later

Investment Views, Investments

We’re now a little over a month since the surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The other surprise to most is that financial markets have responded as strongly as we witnessed since market open on November 9th (see table below). It is almost as if the Trump presidency is the “cure-all” elixir for all that ails us.

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Could Trump-Reagan parallels mean a secular U.S. dollar boom?

Investment Views, Investments

Try Googling “Trump and Reagan” and you will get plenty of material on the comparison between the two, on so many fronts. Even in the financial markets, the foreign exchange market seems to have started to price in a scenario that the Trump presidency will be something like Reagan’s in the 1980s – a scenario that includes a U.S. dollar boom.

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Harness the power of dividend-paying stocks for higher income and growth potential

Investment Views, Investments

Featuring Ian Hardacre, MBA, CFA

Fund Manager
Empire Life Dividend Growth Mutual Fund
Empire Life Dividend Growth GIF
Empire Life Investments Inc.

Why are portfolios with dividend income important for Canadian investors?

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Vetting your Investment Manager

Investment Views, Investments

Now that the digital age is upon us, we’ve become experts at comparing various products and services. Conducting due diligence has never been easier. At the click of a button we can compare product features, sort by top sellers, and even read reviews and recommendations from other customers.

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