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Relief rally following the first round of the French presidential election

On April 23, France held the first round of its Presidential Election. Todd Mattina, Chief Economist and Strategist on the Mackenzie Asset Allocation Team, discusses the first round results and the immediate impact on global markets. 

April 24, 2017 Bookmark the Web Page, Relief rally following the first round of the French presidential election Add to My Bookmarks

All Eyes on the Dots: What to Expect from the Fed

Mackenzie Chief Economist Todd Mattina analyzes the key factors in play ahead of the U.S. central bank’s last interest rate announcement in 2016.

December 13, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, All Eyes on the Dots: What to Expect from the Fed Add to My Bookmarks

Italians Vote ‘No’: Implications for Italy, the Euro Area and Global Markets

Mackenzie Chief Economist Todd Mattina analyzes issues and implications of the results of Italy’s constitutional referendum.

December 6, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Italians Vote ‘No’: Implications for Italy, the Euro Area and Global Markets Add to My Bookmarks

The Trump Risk for Inflation and Rates

Darren McKiernan, Head of the Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team, says Donald Trump’s victory has set a path for inflation and interest rates.

November 17, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, The Trump Risk for Inflation and Rates Add to My Bookmarks

Trump Policies could Stimulate Resources

Benoit Gervais of the Mackenzie Resource Team says several parts of Donald Trump’s election platform could affect the Resources sector.

November 16, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Trump Policies could Stimulate Resources Add to My Bookmarks

What’s in the price of Trump’s victory?

Phil Taller of the Mackenzie Growth Team says investors have to deal with uncertainty and volatility until they see Donald Trump’s policy agenda

November 15, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, What’s in the price of Trump’s victory? Add to My Bookmarks

Sector Positioning in the Trump Policy Environment

Rick Weed of the Mackenzie Systematic Strategies Team examines how Trump policy could affect certain sectors of the investment markets.

November 15, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Sector Positioning in the Trump Policy Environment Add to My Bookmarks

Trump’s Victory Elevates Volatility

Hovig Moushian, Head of the Mackenzie All Cap Value Team, says increased volatility after the U.S. election is already creating market opportunities

November 15, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Trump’s Victory Elevates Volatility Add to My Bookmarks

Trump’s Win Creates Global Trade Uncertainty

Dina DeGeer and David Arpin of the Mackenzie Canadian Growth Team say Donald Trump’s focus on global trade could bode ill for global economic growth. 

November 11, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Trump’s Win Creates Global Trade Uncertainty Add to My Bookmarks

Upside of a Regulatory Shift under Trump

Richard Wong and Jonathan Norwood of the Mackenzie Cundill Team say some sectors would benefit from an expected regulatory shift under Donald Trump.

November 10, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Upside of a Regulatory Shift under Trump Add to My Bookmarks

Fundamentals will Drive Success in Trump Era

Erik Becker and Gus Zinn of Waddell & Reed Financial say investors may underestimate how companies can adapt to new economic policy conditions.

November 10, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Fundamentals will Drive Success in Trump Era Add to My Bookmarks

Ushering in the Reign of Trump

Irish Life Chief Economist Lenny McLoughlin examines fiscal and monetary policy considerations of a Donald Trump presidency.

November 10, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Ushering in the Reign of Trump Add to My Bookmarks

Donald Trump to the Establishment: You’re Fired!

Chief Economist Todd Mattina analyzes the U.S. election results from macro and market angles.

November 9, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Donald Trump to the Establishment: You’re Fired! Add to My Bookmarks

How we strive to protect client capital ahead of the U.S. election

Paul Musson, Head of the Mackenzie Ivy Team, explains his portfolio-management focus in the final days before Americans go to the polls.

November 4, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, How we strive to protect client capital ahead of the U.S. election Add to My Bookmarks

Surviving volatility the Ivy Way: Brexit and beyond

Investors are dealing with a rapid and dramatic increase in uncertainty now that the UK plans to exit the European Union (EU). In the two trading days immediately following the Brexit vote on June 23, volatility rose sharply and UK stocks contracted 7% while European stocks retreated more than 10%, both in local currency terms. In Canadian dollar terms, the losses were more severe at 15% and 11%, respectively.

July 19, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Surviving volatility the Ivy Way: Brexit and beyond Add to My Bookmarks

Manage risk cautiously post Brexit

The outcome of the UK referendum is expected to result in a significant slowdown in UK economic growth with a possible recession over the next year as consumption and investment activity are likely to be reduced. In particular, London’s financial industry could be negatively impacted by the lack of access to European markets after the UK exits. 

July 7, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Manage risk cautiously post Brexit Add to My Bookmarks

The risk of Brexit overreaction

Brexit dominates financial markets at the moment and many portfolios were wrongly positioned for that referendum outcome.  The greatest danger now is overreaction.  Commentators focus on negatives around Brexit but ignore the potential positives.  

July 7, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, The risk of Brexit overreaction Add to My Bookmarks

Ivy looks for opportunities after Brexit vote

Markets reacted very negatively after UK citizens voted to exit the EU in a referendum on June 23. This is validation for the Ivy process which focuses less on macro outcomes and more on corporate culture, strong balance sheets, defensible market positions and justifiable expected returns given the risk.

June 27, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Ivy looks for opportunities after Brexit vote Add to My Bookmarks

Leveraging Brexit volatility to enhance a portfolio

While none of us liked to see that much red on our screens first thing in the morning on June 24, the Mackenzie Global Dividend Fund acted as it should have on the day after the Brexit vote. As of Friday morning the stocks we owned in aggregate had outperformed their respective benchmarks across every geography – from Europe and the UK, to Japan to the U.S. 

June 27, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Leveraging Brexit volatility to enhance a portfolio Add to My Bookmarks

Brexit provides value investors with opportunities

In situations like Brexit, we believe that markets tend to overreact in the short term. When markets behave this way, it provides value investors like us with opportunities to make investments if the risk/reward is appropriate within the portfolio.

June 27, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Brexit provides value investors with opportunities Add to My Bookmarks

Stay focused after Brexit

In general, our operating assumption has been that economic growth will remain modest at best, and the Brexit event does nothing to change that view.

June 27, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Stay focused after Brexit Add to My Bookmarks

The Brexit Headwind

The UK’s unexpected vote to exit the European Union sent a shock throughout global markets.  As per normal when markets receive a shock, investors initially retreat to perceived safe havens, with U.S. bonds, the U.S. dollar and gold rallying sharply. 

June 28, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, The Brexit Headwind Add to My Bookmarks

Relatively calm North American credit markets after Brexit

A flight to quality in the immediate aftermath of the UK’s Brexit vote led yields in safe haven countries lower, and the yield curves in most G7 countries to flatten in the 2Y-10Y part of the curve.  U.S. Federal Reserve rate hikes in 2016 have been priced out of the market, and there is even some small probability of an ease by the end of the year priced in to the yield curve.

June 27, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Relatively calm North American credit markets after Brexit Add to My Bookmarks

The UK Takes the Plunge

In a decision that took markets by surprise, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in its June 23rd referendum. The ‘Brexit’ decision heightens uncertainty about trade, regulatory and immigration rules, which will weigh on investment and economic growth. 

June 24, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, The UK Takes the Plunge Add to My Bookmarks

Brexit: What Investors Need to Know

Todd Mattina, Mackenzie’s Chief Economist and Strategist, analyzes what investors need to know ahead of the UK referendum on its membership in the European Union.

June 17, 2016 Bookmark the Web Page, Brexit: What Investors Need to Know Add to My Bookmarks