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Interest rates, inflation, and currency: a fixed income market update

Investments, Off the Cuff

The actions of central banks around the world are having a positive effect on inflation, and we are starting to see signs of it slowing, particularly as we look at the year-over-year and month-over-month numbers in Canada and the U.S. However, with widespread inflation and the near-term upward trajectory of interest rates, we could soon see an economic slowdown.

Ian Fung, Portfolio Manager, Fixed income, discusses these and other factors affecting fixed-income markets and the global economy.

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Downside protection in an uncertain environment

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Doug Cooper discusses recent market events, their impact on Canadian equities, and how the Empire Life Asset Allocation Fund is positioned.

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The race to incentivize domestic chip manufacturing

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Harsh Narsinghani, Senior Investment Analyst, discusses the geopolitical impacts on the semiconductor supply chain and its potential beneficiaries.

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China's increased regulatory scrutiny and portfolio risk management

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David Mann discusses the recent changes that have occurred in China, its impact on the technology sector and how the team manages risk in the portfolios.

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An update from the U.S. Federal Reserve at Jackson Hole

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Ian Fung discusses the potential impact on the market as a result of the U.S. Federal Reserve announcement.

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Are we seeing the beginnings of supply pressure in the energy sector?

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Ashley Misquitta shares his views on the potential impact that shareholders and courts are beginning to have on a few of the world's largest energy producers. 

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Will rising bond yields derail the recovery?

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Geoff Johnston shares the message behind the recent rise in bond yields in this Off the Cuff video.

 

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What the U.S. general election results means for the stock market

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Ashley Misquitta reviews the U.S. general election results and the potential impact on the markets in this Off the Cuff video.

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COVID-19 and the K-shaped recovery

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In this Off the Cuff video, David Mann discusses how COVID-19 may be resulting in a K-shaped recovery which is exposing relative strengths and weaknesses in operating models.

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Leveraging market opportunities

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Greg Chan discusses how our disciplined investment approach allowed us to take advantage of a short term market dislocation in this Off the Cuff video.

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