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Incorporating Inflation into Financial Planning

Investments, Personal Finance

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Financial markets at a glance - June 30, 2022

Investment Views, Investments

 

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A rude wake-up call

Investment Views, Investments

From the desk of CIO Paul Holba: In this latest update from the Empire Life Investments team, Paul Holba reviews the key market events impacting 2022 and beyond.

The first half of 2022 was turbulent, with major asset classes suffering from their worst first half of a year in decades. The year began with the world’s uneven emergence from the pandemic and supply chain disruptions affecting the global economy. Russia invaded Ukraine in February, spurring a major geopolitical event that pushed up prices of commodities, including energy and agricultural products. China’s zero-COVID policy has suppressed demand, weakened productivity, and spilled over into global supply chains.

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Corrections: What we can learn from the past

Investment Views, Investments

Corrections: What we can learn from the past - May 25, 2022. The Investments team looks at previous market corrections through the decades, the events that followed, and why staying invested through bouts of volatility has proven to be a beneficial strategy for the long-term investor.

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Downside protection in an uncertain environment

Investments, Off the Cuff

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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2022 Federal Budget @ your fingertips

Investments, Personal Finance

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Market watch: The situation in Ukraine

Investment Views, Investments

Market watch bulletin - February 28, 2022: Given the current geopolitical situation here are a few thoughts from our investment team.

The situation is changing very rapidly in Ukraine, so we won't try and update you on the moment-to-moment situation.

Let’s start by extending our sincerest best wishes to the people of Ukraine. We can't imagine what it feels like to wake up to a terrifying situation that must have felt inconceivable a couple of months ago and realize that your life and that of your family are in danger. All our thoughts and prayers are with them.

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2022 Financial facts @ your fingertips

Investments, Personal Finance

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New realities, global challenges and growing opportunities

Investment Views, Investments

From the desk of Ashley Misquitta: In this recent article, Ashley Misquitta reviews the key market events impacting 2021 and beyond. 

Transition was clearly a dominant theme over the past year. Transitioning from the unprecedented COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020 and early 2021, global economies began to ease restrictions as vaccines were rolled out in the spring, driving greater economic activity across many sectors. And we saw many other important transitions occur as well.

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset allocation update, January 27, 2022

Investments, Tactical Updates

Key takeaways: Tactically increased bonds, decreased international equities*


Tactical update - January 27, 2022

We are taking a slightly more defensive posture by trimming international equities and adding to bonds. This is indeed a tactical, but measured decision. It is a move in a more conservative direction with an eye towards taking potential risk exposures incrementally lower.

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