Richard Weed, Head of Mackenzie Systematic Strategies Team, shares insights on global market volatility and how his team’s disciplined approach helps manage its impact.
Mackenzie Investments today announced the June 2018 cash distributions for its Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) listed below that trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Aequitas NEO Exchange. Unitholders of record on June 19, 2018 will receive cash distributions payable on June 26, 2018.
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U.S. markets experienced some volatility for the first time after a record-breaking run of subdued volatility. The current bull market is the second longest in history at 107 months and is third in amplitude at a 306.5% total gain from the March 9, 2009 low to January 26th when the most recent high was made.
Synchronized global growth persisted through the first quarter of 2018 despite some moderation in growth rates from elevated levels in late-2017.
The first quarter of 2018 proved to be significantly different from the last few years, as volatility returned to markets. Equities started the year on a strong footing, continuing on the path of the last two years, as investors cheered solid growth numbers and positive corporate earnings releases.