(i) Benchmark securities serve as a general indicator of the level and directional movement of the overall debt market. In the Canadian fixed income market, benchmark (also known as bellwether) securities are the current 3-month, 6-month, and 1 Year Government of Canada Treasury Bills and 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and 30-year Government of Canada Bonds. Benchmark Treasury Bills and Bonds are often used to determine the relative values of other fixed income securities.
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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, January 18, 2019
By Mike Keerma
The major North American stock indices rallied again this week, buoyed by
reports that China and the U.S. were negotiating trade concessions that
would see China increase imports from the U.S. to bring its trade deficit
with the U.S. to zero. In Canada, December’s all-items inflation rate
ratcheted up to an annual 2.0% from 1.7% in November, a move largely driven
by the way airfares are calculated, and one widely expected to reverse in
coming months. U.S. annual inflation decelerated to 1.9% as December’s
month-over-month rate fell 0.1% as energy prices declines. The calmer
inflation picture in both countries suggests both the Bank of Canada and
the Federal Reserve have plenty of wiggle room to ease off further rate
hikes in the immediate future. Toronto’s
S&P/TSX Composite Index
gained 2.4% on the week, helped along by a 4.2% rise in the price of
crude oil. The main U.S. indices followed suit, with the
S&P 500 Composite
gaining 2.9% on the week, and the
Over the long-term,
CI Signature High Income Fund
has been a stellar performer, offering an attractive mix of solid total
returns, a stable stream of income, and below-average volatility. That has
earned it three annual FundGrade A+ Awards. In the
shorter term, however, it has struggled, trailing the index and peer group
in 2018. A key reason for this underperformance has been the portfolio’s
This is sure to be a fascinating year for interpreting tax and financial
news, based on recent stock market volatility and significant tax change.
It’s an election year, too, so broadly misunderstood tax reforms recently
introduced will likely re-emerge for debate. What lies ahead for 2019? Here
are just some of the facts Canadians should know.
Students of history may recall the War of the Roses, which was waged more
than 500 years ago. It was an epic battle between two rival branches of the
English royal family that both had claims to England’s throne – the House
of Lancaster, represented by a red rose, and the House of York, represented
by a white rose. While the House of Lancaster ultimately won the War of the
Roses, by some measures, there was no real winner. The war lasted for many
years and resulted in very significant damage to both houses. In fact, by
the end of the war, the male lines in both houses had been eliminated.