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Why FOMO (fear of missing out) is not a sustainable investment plan

Investment Views, Investments

Although it can be tempting to put your investment goals aside to chase these returns, beware of FOMO, which can introduce an unreasonable level of risk in your portfolio. 

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset allocation update, April 16, 2024

Investments, Tactical Updates

Key takeaways:  

  • Exposure to international equities was increased by 0.25%-1.5%
  • Exposure to US equities was decreased by 0.25%-1.5%
  • Our exposures to the other asset classes were rebalanced back to target
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2024 Federal Budget @ your fingertips

Investments, Personal Finance

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Uranium and the demand for nuclear power generation

Investments, Off the Cuff

Jennifer Law, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, delves into the market factors influencing uranium prices, their impact on investment decisions, and the team's outlook on potential opportunities.

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2024 Market Outlook: Fixed Income Overview

Investment Views, Investments

We maintain a positive view of fixed income as it appears rates have peaked, growth trajectories are slowing (making less risky assets relatively more appealing), and yields are starting the year at an attractive level. We believe this could cause the yield curve to re-steepen and lead to less inverted, or even positive, sloping curves.

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2024 Market Outlook: Canadian Equities

Investment Views, Investments

Economic growth is expected to continue to slow in 2024. Higher interest rates are anticipated to weigh more heavily on Canadian consumers and overall economic activity in 2024. Higher rates have had a disproportionately negative impact on Canadians due to higher consumer debt levels and shorter duration mortgages compared to the U.S. Unemployment is also expected to continue to increase at a slightly higher pace compared to 2023.

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2024 Market Outlook: Global equities

Investment Views, Investments

As we begin the new year, we have a slightly negative outlook on Europe, slight optimism on China and a continued positive view of Japan. 

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2024 Market Outlook: U.S. equities

Investment Views, Investments

Last year was a volatile year in U.S. equity markets. In March, the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, a prominent lender in the tech industry with $210 billion in assets, was the first of a series of regional bank failures that later included Signature Bank, Credit Suisse and First Republic Bank. This led to fears of a broader banking crisis, although it was ultimately contained. 

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2024 Market Outlook: Macroeconomic Overview

Investment Views, Investments

As we begin the new year, we’re reflecting on some of the key themes that impacted the markets in 2023. This includes everything from interest rates and inflation to geopolitical events and generative artificial intelligence (AI). We expect that many of these themes will continue to influence markets in 2024, and we’ll continue to monitor them for risks and opportunities as they may arise.

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Financial tips for your younger self

Investments, Personal Finance

Updated February 2024

Do you ever wish you could talk to your younger self about lessons you've learned, more than a few of them the hard way? There are the mishaps you could have avoided, the errors in judgement you could have missed and the regrets you wouldn't hold. How much better would you feel now if you could turn the clock back? And that includes the extra money you would have to fund the better lifestyle you could look forward to in the decades ahead. Let's consider some financial tips.

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