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MACROSCOPE No.33: Pandemic will usher in long-lasting change in many areas

The pandemic is shaping up to be one of those momentous events that change the way we go about a lot of things in our daily lives. Consider how, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, stringent security checks forever changed the experience of taking a flight. Because the pandemic’s far-reaching effects straddle areas – […]

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MACROSCOPE No. 32: Disconnect between markets and the economy

A rising chorus of influential voices are warning about the risks posed by the global pandemic-induced lockdown to the economy and stock markets. Earlier this week, Federal Reserve officials including its chair Jerome Powell warned that the virus outbreak and shutdown of the U.S. economy would result in an output decline of historic proportions in […]

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MACROSCOPE No. 31: Striking a balance between offense and defense

Times like the present underscore the importance of holding an investment portfolio that strikes a balance between offense and defense, much like the best teams in any sport. In investment parlance, that means holding a portfolio mix of stocks and securities that will do well in a strong economy while mitigating some of the downside […]

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iA Wealth: Monthly Market Snapshot

Stock markets around the globe were in rally mode during April after the historic drawdown experienced in the previous month. Investors took comfort in the significant stimulus measures introduced by governments and central banks to reduce the damage caused by COVID-19’s impact. Government ordered shutdowns and stay-at-home orders were still the norm in April, however, […]

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