International Markets

Commodities Surged Last Week, Leading The Major Asset Classes

Broadly defined commodities topped last week’s performance ledger for the major asset classes – by a wide margin, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. Most of the gain was linked to higher oil prices, which rose due to a perfect storm of several bullish factors last week. The iShares S&P GS ...

U.S. Stock Rally Cools After Trump China Tweet: Markets Wrap

An early rally in U.S. stocks lost some steam after President Donald Trump tweeted a complaint that China is “letting us down” by not buying U.S. farm products. Treasuries retreated after the latest American inflation reading came in hotter than anticipated, the dollar dropped for a second day ...

Big Dollar Awaits NFP Data and Trump Currency Tweets

Thursday July 4: Five things the markets are talking about Euro stocks have edged a tad higher while U.S stock futures are unchanged following Asia’s mixed session one day after new record highs for indexes stateside. Trading remains thin due to July 4th U.S celebrations. Global equity markets a ...

Big Dollar in demand ahead of July 4 break

Wednesday July 3: Five things the markets are talking about With volumes low and markets skittish, global sovereign bonds have managed to extend their month’s gains ahead of July 4 celebrations stateside tomorrow on the back of weaker economic data. Equities have traded mixed in the overnight ses ...

Tech Talk for Monday July 1st 2019

  The Bottom Line Encouraging political news over the weekend is expected to have a positive impact on world equity markets early this week. The U.S. and China have agreed not to raise additional tariffs and to resume trade negotiations. Their action comes at a critical time for world equity indic ...

The superiority of Canadian Corporate Credit

Canadian companies continue to benefit from a strong earnings growth backdrop, especially in domestic facing sectors of the economy. Demand for new bond issuance remains exceptionally strong, highlighted by the recent all-time record number of buyers1 for a 10-year bond issued by Telus Corporation. ...

International Petroleum Corporation announces commencement of drilling program in Malaysia

TORONTO, June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — International Petroleum Corporation (IPC) (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm: IPCO) is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling of the first well in a planned multi-well drilling program on Block PM307, located offshore Peninsular Malaysia. IPC is the oper ...

Down Dollar Down

Tuesday June 25: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities were under pressure in the overnight session, along with U.S stock futures as geopolitical events continue to fester ahead of this week’s main event, the G20 sit down in Osaka, Japan. The ‘traditional’ safe haven trade ...

All The Major Asset Classes Scored Gains Last Week

It was hard to lose money in the markets last week as all the major asset classes posted gains, based on a set of exchange traded funds. The rally in everything marks the second week in the past three that the bulls dominated and lifted all the main slices of the global markets. Emerging market s ...

What Do Owners Think of Smart Beta Strategies?

FTSE Russell has posted its sixth annual survey of global asset owners’ views of smart beta. Smart beta is a strategy that uses indexes, but that is not traditionally cap-weighted, that is, one where the construction of the index itself incorporates the investment strategy, capturing investment fa ...