Matt Moody, Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie Ivy Team, discusses the recent lack of market volatility and developments in the consumer goods industry.
May 12, 2017
Todd Mattina, Chief Economist & Strategist on the Mackenzie Asset Allocation Team, appeared on Bloomberg TV Canada to discuss the performance of the loonie, NAFTA and Donald Trump. Watch the interview.
May 9, 2017
Mackenzie Investments announces new investment solutions aimed at helping investors meet their income needs
Mackenzie Financial Corporation has announced the launch of two new mutual funds and one ETF designed to generate income and improve portfolio diversification.
The rapid yield increase in the fourth quarter of 2016 gave way to a much more sedate first quarter 2017 trading range for both the Canadian and US 10-year government bonds. Both bonds traded in an approximate range of 0.25%-0.30%, and finished March slightly lower than where they began the year.
The global economy continues to improve and we see fundamental macro improvements in all the major regions. The re-emergence of inflation is also taking place.
Markets were heavily influenced in the first quarter by political factors revolving around U.S. President Donald Trump. Equity markets were powered to new highs during the quarter in what has been called the “Trump Trade” or “Trump Bump”, but perhaps more accurately reflects ongoing improvement in the U.S. and global economy. On balance, that mix of factors pushed risky assets up and led to the first U.S. Fed rate hike of 2017 in March.