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2016

Investing based on reality, not hope

Markets | Dec 1, 2016

Hope is like that colourful paper umbrella we occasionally find in our cocktails. It elicits a warm and sunny feeling but it does not change the ingredients of the drink. In investing, the comforting effects of hope tend to obfuscate the truth and lead to excessive risk-taking, typically resulting in…

The U.S. Presidential Election

Markets | Nov 9, 2016

Below is commentary from CI Investments’ portfolio management teams, where they provide their analysis of the potential investment impact of the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President. Signature Global Asset Management Chief Investment Officer, Eric Bushell Last night’s election results remind me of the 1971 Monty Python album “And…

Brexit Implications Update

Markets | Jun 24, 2016

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union will take years to play out, but impacts to the currency and the global capital markets have been immediate. We are seeing the classic “sell before asking” behaviour play out in the markets. We do not believe Brexit to be a black…

Tax Highlights from the 2016 Federal Budget

Wealth Planning | Mar 22, 2016

Canada’s Finance Minister, the Honourable William Morneau, tabled the 2016 federal budget on March 22, 2016. The following global economic developments and outlook were noted: Global growth has slowed; Financial market volatility has risen; and Commodity prices have fallen sharply. The fragile and uncertain global economic environment has weighed on…