Commentary – Mackenzie Strategic Income Fund Series I MFC3234 | Mackenzie Investments

Mackenzie Strategic Income Fund Series I

Asset Class: Canadian Balanced

Fund Commentary

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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Q1 2019 Commentary

Our investment philosophy and process are primarily a bottom up strategy which focuses on investing in high quality companies which trade at a significant discount to fair value.

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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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Q4 2018 Commentary

Our investment philosophy and process is primarily a bottom up strategy which focuses on investing in high quality companies which trade at a significant discount to fair value. However, we also incorporate economic and business cycle analysis into our process as a secondary consideration which at times allows for changes to sector positioning.

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Portfolio Managers

Steve Locke, MBA, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie Fixed Income Team

Investment experience since 1995

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

Martin Downie, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie North American Equities Team

Investment experience since 1984

Tim Johal, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie North American Equities Team

Investment experience since 2000

Darren McKiernan, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Investment experience since 1995

You can no longer purchase this fund under the US dollar settlement option.

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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 50% S&P/TSX Composite Index and 50% FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index.