Q1 2020 | Market Update

March 31, 2020

Markets started the year on a positive note, but turned down as COVID-19 spread worldwide.

  • March 10, 2020

    Market declines in March reinforce importance of diversification

    During the volatility, higher quality bonds have done exceptionally well, reinforcing the need to diversify as part of any investment strategy.

  • March 09, 2020

    Market corrections: From fear to opportunity

    The six previous market corrections in the current bull market have followed the same pattern, with the market falling, before moving on to new highs.

  • March 04, 2020

    Central banks cut as coronavirus spreads

    At its scheduled interest rate announcement on March 4, the Bank of Canada (BoC) cut its target for the overnight rate from 1.75% to 1.25%, citing a material negative shock to the Canadian and global outlooks from the COVID-19 virus.

  • March 02, 2020

    CIO Insights | March 2020

    Find out why we see opportunity as longer-term investors amid coronavirus-related market volatility. Watch CIO Sadiq S. Adatia explain how he’s positioning our portfolios.

  • February 28, 2020

    Market volatility: looking beyond the coronavirus

    In past epidemics, the market sold off sharply but then regained its previous high after the outbreak peaked.

  • January 31, 2020

    Brexit? It’s not over yet

    Britain now faces a difficult task. It has one year to hammer out a comprehensive trade deal with the EU, while retaining the right to ink new trade pacts with other countries.

  • January 29, 2020

    Market wavers as coronavirus spreads

    If the Coronavirus outbreak isn’t contained, global economic growth could slow.

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