Commentary – Mackenzie Ivy Canadian Balanced Class Series F MFC5167 | Mackenzie Investments

Mackenzie Ivy Canadian Balanced Class Series F

Asset Class: Canadian Balanced

Fund Commentary

Q1 2019 Commentary

• Markets were up significantly in the first quarter, effectively reversing the losses incurred in Q4. Although the past six months have almost been a wash from a market perspective, high levels of volatility tend to negatively impact individual investors, whom are often whipsawed in and out of the market at precisely the wrong times.

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Q1 2019 Commentary

The equity and credit market volatility of Q4 2018 made a complete 180 degree turn in the first quarter of the new year. While a fair amount of the blame for the sell-off that ended 2018 lays at the feet of the Federal Reserve and its hawkish monetary policy stance at the time, the ensuing bounce this year is mainly thanks to the Fed’s “dovish” pivot.

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Q4 2018 Commentary

US markets had a very strong Q4 and year in 2018. The market appears to have evolved from one being stubbornly pushed higher by unrelenting Central Bank efforts to one that is self-sustaining and accelerating in its upward momentum.

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Q4 2018 Commentary

The focus for markets through much of the fourth quarter was the political drama surrounding the US tax bill and, of course, the price of Bitcoin. The US tax bill was debated and passed by both the House and Senate, and signed by President Trump before year-end. 

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Fund Commentary

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Portfolio Managers

Paul Musson, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie Ivy Team

Investment experience since 1992

Graham Meagher, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Ivy Team

Investment experience since 1999

James Morrison, MBA, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Ivy Team

Investment experience since 2005

Steve Locke, MBA, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie Fixed Income Team

Investment experience since 1995

Felix Wong, MBA, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Fixed Income Team

Investment experience since 1988

Konstantin Boehmer, MBA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Fixed Income Team

Investment experience since 2003

Dan Cooper, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Fixed Income Team

Investment experience since 2003

Movin Mokbel, MBA, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Fixed Income Team

Investment experience since 2000

Nelson Arruda, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Multi-Asset Strategies Team

Investment experience since 2009

Effective June 1, 2018, the management fee and/or administration fee of series F, PW, PWB, PWT, PWFB, and PWX of the fund was reduced. The new fees will not be fully reflected in the current MER until the semi-annual MER for the period ended September 30, 2019.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, brokerage fees and expenses may be associated with investment funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution, or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

For changes in the business, operations or affairs of an investment fund, and reorganization or acquisition of assets in an investment fund during the most recent 10 years that could have materially affected the performance of the investment fund, please refer to the "Major Changes During the Last 10 Years” section in the most recent Annual Information Form.

Mutual Fund US Dollar Settlement Option details.

Index performance does not include the impact of fees, commissions, and expenses that would be payable by investors in the investment products that seek to track an index.

The rate of return is used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and is not intended to reflect future values of the investment fund or asset allocation service or returns on investment in the investment fund or from the use of the asset allocation service.

* The blended index is composed of 75% S&P/TSX Composite Index and 25% FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index.