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February 2023 Portfolio Management Team Update

February 2023 Portfolio Management Team Update By Elvis Picardo, CFA®, CIM, Portfolio Manager, iA Private Wealth February 21, 2023 Market Review Global equities rebounded in January from the December selloff, getting 2023 off to a strong start, as investors grew increasingly confident that central banks would ease up on their interest-rate hikes. The TSX surged […]

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January 2023 Portfolio Management Team Update

January 2023 Portfolio Management Team Update By Elvis Picardo, CFA®, CIM®, Portfolio Manager, iA Private Wealth January 26, 2023 Market Review Global equities finished 2022 on a dismal note, capping an exceptionally challenging year as central banks around the world boosted interest rates sharply to combat the threat posed by surging inflation. The spike in […]

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2022 IAPW Tax Document Distribution Dates

2022 IAPW Tax Document Distribution Dates There are different mailing dates for different account types. Please click on the link below to view the expected delivery for both mail and online tax slips and reports. 2022 Important Yearend Information – Tax Document Distribution Dates

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December 2022 Portfolio Management Team Update

December 2022 Portfolio Management Team Update By Elvis Picardo, CFA®, CIM®, Portfolio Manager, iA Private Wealth December 20, 2022 Market Review Global equities continued the rally from their October lows through November, on optimism that a potential peaking of inflationary pressures could bring the relentless hike in interest rates by major central banks to a […]

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November 2022 Portfolio Management Team Update

November 2022 Portfolio Management Team Update By Elvis Picardo, CFA®, CIM, Portfolio Manager, iA Private Wealth November 29, 2022 Market Review Global equities staged an unexpected rally in October for the second time in four months, as investors shrugged off concerns about inflation and rising interest rates, as well as a near-meltdown in UK government […]

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October 2022 Portfolio Management Team Update

October 2022 Portfolio Management Team Update By Elvis Picardo, CFA®, CIM, Portfolio Manager, iA Private Wealth October 25, 2022 Market Review and Economic Environment Global equities plunged in September on escalating concerns about a recession arising from central banks’ attempts to quell inflation through rapid interest rate hikes. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest […]

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