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Portfolio Construction: A New Season

A New Season

Markets | Mar 31, 2021

What Opportunities are Driving Renewed Investor Optimism? Spring has sprung! While this spring may not have the usual fever, the potential for a normal summer or fall is improving as…

Trending for the Long Term: Portfolio Construction

Trending for the Long Term

Markets | Mar 2, 2021

Market activity in the past few weeks has reminded us of the dangers of speculation. A small number of early investors make vast profits at the expense of a much…

Changing Tides Portfolio Construction

Changing Tides

Markets | Dec 31, 2020

Closing out 2020 Last month, global equity markets surged as news around COVID-19 vaccine candidates gave investors hope that an economic recovery was plausible. Regionally, developed international equities provided the…

All that glitters is not gold

All that Glitters is Not Gold

Markets | Aug 21, 2020

The price of gold has rallied this year from US$1,517 an ounce at the start of the year to US$1,975 as of July 31. What was the driver behind this…