(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, March 23, 2018
By Mike Keerma
Fundata Canada Inc., a provider of Canadian investment fund data, announced on March 21 that
it has partnered with Barchart, a global leader
in market data and technology services, to provide premium Canadian data on
mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to The Globe and Mail’s Globe Investor website.
“Since 1871, the market has spent 40% of all years either rising or
falling more than 20%. Roaring booms and crushing busts are perfectly
normal.” – Morgan Housel
Last year was a banner year in the US markets. Following the election of
Trump, the S&P500 bolted out of the gates on initial optimism for
deregulation across many sectors and ended the year with investors cheering
huge U.S. corporate tax cuts. In what has become a familiar refrain, a
handful of mega-cap Internet and technology stocks continued their
Given the complexity of the emerging markets, you will likely want an
active manager at the helm of your fund than relying solely on a cheap,
passively-managed ETF. In the past few years, the
RBC Emerging Markets Equity Fund has been one of the more attractive EM funds available. It has delivered
above-average returns with less volatility than the index or peers,
resulting in better risk adjusted returns. And it is a consistent
multi-year winner of the annual FundGrade A+ Award, most
recently for performance in 2017.
Are you a high-income earner – perhaps an executive, or a seasonal
construction or oil rig worker – who may suffer a loss of employment? If
the Canada Revenue Agency catches you with income above the base amount for
Employment Insurance (EI) repayment, you’ll likely be unpleasantly
surprised when you file your 2017 return. But there’s a way to avoid the
clawback by using your RRSP deduction opportunities.
Last September, the U.S. Federal Reserve at long last began its so-called
quantitative tightening (QT), gradually lowering its holdings of Treasuries
and mortgage-backed securities. How should investors respond? If QE was
positive for asset prices, then simple logic suggests that QT would be
negative. Undoubtedly, this reasoning will be endlessly promoted by many
pundits. And the sudden return of stock market volatility in early February
only seemed to confirm their view. If only it were that simple.