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Global Investment Outlook

Global Markets
Jan 2, 2019

Despite the latest escalation in trade tensions and political vulnerabilities in Europe, the narrative of a synchronized global expansion remains firmly intact, while the accommodative monetary and fiscal impulse should allow the expansion to continue uninterrupted in the coming year.

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation

Global Asset Allocation 2021 Outlook

Global Markets
Dec 18, 2020

The global economy continues to heal and has stabilized at reasonably healthy levels, with the sheer abundance of monetary and fiscal stimulus acting as a critical source of support even as the coronavirus continues to circulate across the globe.

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation

Market Update from the Global Asset Allocation team – December 2020

General
Dec 7, 2020

Optimism flourished in November and global equity markets soared to new highs after some encouraging reports of progress on the vaccine-front, which raised the prospect for an end to the pandemic and emboldened expectations for a rapid recovery in growth.

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation

Market Update from the Global Asset Allocation Team – February 2021

General
Feb 5, 2021

Global equity markets lost some steam in January, with the MSCI All Country World slipping 0.5% during the month. Regionally speaking, developed markets assumed the brunt of the weakness and underperformed their developing counterparts. Both the S&P 500 and the MSCI gauge of international equities shed 1.1%, while the S&P/TSX slid more modestly (-0.6%). By […]

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation

Market Update from the Global Asset Allocation Team – March 2021

General
Mar 5, 2021

The reflationary trade gathered some notable momentum in February as investors braced for massive US fiscal spending, which emboldened calls for a sharp revival in growth as global vaccinations accelerated and coronavirus infections receded.

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation