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Market Update from the Global Asset Allocation Team – May 2021

General
May 7, 2021

The second quarter got off to a roaring start. Investors welcomed the latest wave of robust economic and corporate earnings results, while an accelerating vaccine campaign stoked confidence in the global economic outlook.

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation

Market Update from the Global Asset Allocation Team – April 2021

General
Apr 8, 2021

The macroeconomic outlook continued to gather momentum heading into the second quarter as the global vaccine campaign accelerated, while plans for large-scale fiscal spending in the US also emboldened calls for a rapid recovery through 2021.

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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

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 – January 2021

General
Jan 11, 2021

A tumultuous 2020 came to a close on a positive note amid optimism that the distribution of safe and effective vaccines will revitalize the economy in 2021.

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Candice Bangsund
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation