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Generating investor value with Intact Financial

Investments, Off the Cuff

Doug Cooper discusses why Intact Financial meets his investment criteria in this Off the Cuff video.

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset Allocation Update, October 25, 2019

Investments, Tactical Updates

Key takeaways:

Increased U.S. and international equities, decreased Canadian small cap equities


Tactical Update - October 25, 2019

The record equity bull market (now well into its 11th year) continues to grind higher despite prevailing headwinds. Given its extended run and a softening of various global economic growth indicators, we believe it prudent to implement some tactical asset allocation adjustments to reflect these shifting fundamentals.

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

Investment Views, Investments

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

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Milestones and the importance of discipline

Investment Views, Investments

In November of this year, the Empire Life Elite Equity Fund will celebrate its 50th anniversary.1 This milestone is a celebration not only of longevity but also of long-term performance results. 

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The push and pull (back) of guaranteed lifetime income

Investments, Personal Finance

Why do aging Canadians want more guaranteed lifetime income? I’ve written and spoken a fair bit about this. Here are some push factors in favour of guaranteed lifetime income:

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset Allocation Update, July 22, 2019

Investments, Tactical Updates

Key takeaways:

Emblem Portfolios - Canadian: Tactically reduced cash, increased bonds


Tactical Update - July 22, 2019

Events have moved very quickly in bond markets. In the span of about seven months, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) has gone from increasing interest rates, to holding interest rates steady, and now market expectations are for multiple rate reductions over the remainder of the year.

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What keeps you up at night?

Investments, Personal Finance

What keeps you up at night? The Late Show, the party next door, crying babies, waiting for the kids to get home, that spicy meal and/or the weather? All of us have had trouble getting to sleep and many of us can relate to the list of things I just covered. Most of these things pass with time. Some other things stick with us. Consider the following concerns echoed by a survey of adults ages 35+.

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Finding value in the Canadian market

Investments, Off the Cuff

Jennifer Law discusses where and why she is finding value in the Canadian market in this Off the Cuff video.

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From the desk of the CIO: The young and the relentless

Investment Views, Investments

From the Desk of the CIO: Ian Hardacre shares his thoughts on the team's summer activities and the Empire Life Elite Equity Fund - one of Canada’s longest running segregated funds.

 

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Guaranteed lifetime income: the 90% factors

Investments, Personal Finance

I’ve written earlier about guaranteed lifetime income, its value and what Canadians want in terms of a plan or product that provides this in addition to what they may be receiving from government benefits. This is especially appropriate for those aging individuals that do not have a defined benefit pension plan through work, a plan that tells them how much they are “guaranteed to receive” for the rest of their lives.

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