Market volatility toolkit

Helping your clients navigate volatility

Understanding volatility

Insights to help you understand the current market conditions.

Episode 86: Back to school—studying three investment themes

Many topics waltz across the minds of investors. They twirl through our thoughts and sometimes step on our toes. Two things have been leading us lately: the rise of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and its role in the markets, and the recent surprise Bank of Canada interest rate hike. We won’t dance around the subjects—there are relevant inquiries that we need to address.
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Timing vs time in

Trying to time the markets—a nearly impossible task. No one can consistently predict market highs and lows. Watch this short video about why staying in the markets can be a better investment strategy than trying to get in or out at the right moments.
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Data, data, everywhere: Three-minute macro

Data is our word of the month. Despite some surprising signs of economic resilience in the United States, our leading indicators still have us convinced a recession is on the way. Meanwhile, we don’t think the strong unemployment rate is a perfectly accurate description of the current (and future) labor market. Finally, the S&P 500 Index is looking strong so far this year, but we dive into how much of that performance is due to the AI craze.
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