It could be argued that diversification matters more to successful investment outcomes than ever before. The concept of diversification is straightforward: investors can reduce portfolio risk by including uncorrelated securities without reducing expected returns.
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Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States, but the Blue Wave implied by pre-election polls did not come to pass. Democrats hold a narrower majority in the House of Representatives and Republicans appear likely to maintain their Senate majority.
Many investors are good at stock picking across the spectrum of market capitalization in both Canada and the U.S. There is still more diversification work and education to do!
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the global economy central banks are forced to keep interest rates near zero.
Unprecedented government budget deficits remain essential to underpin the fragile economic recovery from the pandemic.
Asset allocation is essential for investors looking to maximize their growth potential, while managing risk. It can account for up to 92% of the variation in a portfolio’s returns.
As we move through the various stages of the pandemic, investors want to know what will happen in the economy and markets.
As central banks around the world focus on supporting the economic recovery, the risk-free yield on holding cash has declined to near zero. Falling risk-free interest rates tend to increase the fair value of other asset classes.
As the ETF industry sees strong inflows through the 2nd half of 2020 and markets continue to trend in the right direction, Mackenzie Investments surpassed $7 billion in ETF assets on July 29, 2020.
With the expected ongoing growth of the ETF industry, investors and fund providers should welcome the continued scrutiny by regulators across the globe.
ETF flows suggest Canadian investors have been slow to embrace the recovery that has taken place in emerging markets.
I recently had the opportunity to present to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investors at a recent conference event . I present some highlights below.
ETFs are the fastest-growing segment of the asset management industry and this momentum shows no sign of dissipating moving forward.
Over 80% of advisors surveyed in North America now use ETFs. This number has more than doubled in the last decade. Here’s how they are doing it and why, and from whom they may be taking their lead.
The application of ETF layers within an investment mandate or portfolio can be a powerful tool to allow active managers to focus more time on what they do best – security selection.
An effective strategy for investors amidst the recent market volatility is realizing losses on securities to offset capital gains in an investment portfolio