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Hedging inflation with stock picks and alternatives

How to invest: Two portfolio managers offer ways to hedge against inflation

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Fixed-income diversification helpful in rising-rate environment

Two advisors share how they would set up a portfolio for a $10 million windfall

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A lower-fee format for target-date funds

Toronto-based startup enters the market with target-date ETFs but faces large, established competitors

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Investing on a flat yield curve

Financial advisors will need to be more deliberate about choosing fixed-income products amid challenging conditions

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Global diversification a priority for balanced growth investing

Two advisors share their portfolio picks for global diversification

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Broad-based ETFs or careful stock picks can work for large windfalls

Two advisors share their stock picks for large windfalls

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Combining public and private, and active and passive, can expand opportunities

Two portfolio managers discuss how to invest windfalls for wealthy clients

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2021 took the shine off gold

It was a rough year for the “most uncorrelated asset class”

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Canadian ETFs enter the metaverse

New funds hold several big names found in broad U.S. stock indexes

  • By: Rudy Luukko
  • January 24, 2022 January 24, 2022
  • 00:15
Toronto real estate

Crypto and real estate provide portfolio hedges

Clients with windfalls need to diversify and mitigate risk

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ETFs: Innovation and growth

A look at the growing market share of ETFs

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Data providers to build on new ESG disclosure

The final version of the CFA Institute’s standards came out last month

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Exchange-traded fun

As the economy reopens, two ETFs look to capitalize on consumer interest in sports and entertainment

  • By: Rudy Luukko
  • December 13, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 00:03
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Underweighting fixed income makes sense for windfalls

Including a large cash buffer can keep portfolios nimble

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Tactical allocations for inheritances and bonuses

Portfolio managers share their picks

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U.S. megastocks now more accessible to Canadians

CIBC said 24 CDRs should be listed by early January

  • By: Rudy Luukko
  • November 1, 2021 October 29, 2021
  • 00:08
Panning for gold

Value strategies for windfalls

Investment pros tackle hypothetical client challenges

ESG sustainable growth

New GIC products offer safety — at a cost

Guaranteed products include features that reduce potential returns while preserving capital

  • By: Rudy Luukko
  • October 12, 2021 October 8, 2021
  • 00:08
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How insurers are adjusting their par policy investment portfolios

The par account needs to provide resilient long-term investment performance

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Value’s time to shine

Inflation and the economic recovery will support portfolio managers looking for deals

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Rebounding economy boosts U.S. equities

Although U.S. stocks have performed well, valuations are looking pricey

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Recovering economy could be a boon to balanced funds

Portfolio managers warn that economic optimism could be inflating equities valuations

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We’re in a risk-on bond market

Junk beats investment-grade as fixed-income investors accept equities-like risk

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Visions of value

From tobacco to transportation, value managers share their picks

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Natural resources funds poised to bounce back

Investors stand to benefit from higher commodities prices and rebounding demand