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Market Update: Investors Optimistic as Global Economies Reopen

The quickest bear market in the history of the US S&P 500 turned into the best 50-day bull market rally in history in May. By market close on June 3, 2020, the S&P 500 Index was up 37.7% from its March 23, 2020 low. This bullish investor sentiment has been based on the continued decline in new coro ...

Top Funds' Activity in Q1 2020

Jason Orestes of The Street reports Amazon is clearly what hedge funds are betting on these days:Amazon has been a major beneficiary of the Covid-19 chaos, and hedge funds have taken notice.The fastest bear market in history saw a 30% plummet followed by a rapid 30% rebound. But there has been a l ...

Can Money Printing Trump a Depression?

Fred Imbert of CNBC reports stocks extend losses ahead of Trump China news conference:The S&P 500 rose slightly on Friday, erasing losses earlier in the session, as traders breathed a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump signaled no changes to the trade deal with China despite rising ten ...

Wall Street's Last Liquidity Orgy?

Fred Imbert of CNBC reports the Dow jumps more than 800 points, Nasdaq hits a record after surprise jobs surge boosts recovery bets:Stocks rallied on Friday after a historic and surprising gain in U.S. jobs raised hope the economy is starting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Nasdaq Com ...

The Easiest Game You'll Ever Play?

Fred Imbert and Eustance Huang of CNBC report the Dow rises more than 400 points, but Wall Street clinches biggest weekly loss since March:Stocks rose on Friday in volatile trading as traders tried to regain some of the sharp losses from the previous session. The major averages, however, clinched ...

MAPF Portfolio Composition: March, 2020

Turnover declined sharply in March to 15%. Very wide spreads largely prevented optimization trading, while there were enough knowledgeable participants in the market to prevent price differences between similar issues from getting far enough out of line to overcome that hurdle. The fund’s trading ...

The Great Coronavirus Unwinding?

Fred Imbert, Yun Li and Eustance Huang of CNBC report stocks post biggest rally since 2008, clawing back some of their coronavirus collapse:Stocks rose sharply in volatile trading Friday as Wall Street tried to rebound from the sharp losses suffered in the previous session — the worst since th ...

Embarking on the ESG journey

Once considered a niche market within the investment universe, strategies that integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns into their investment process have hit the mainstream.   This has been driven by several social movements and the recognition that there is still a great dea ...

March 9, 2020

So, the New York Times sums up the day: Stocks in the United States on Monday suffered their worst single-day decline in more than a decade, as the coronavirus and an oil price war fueled concerns about the state of the global economy. The S&P 500 fell 7.6 percent on Monday, fall ...

What Should You Do When We Update Our CPM Portfolios?

In an upcoming Canadian Portfolio Manager (CPM) podcast about our new Ridiculous Model Portfolios, we also took the time to address an important Frequently Asked Question from one of our listeners. There are variations on the theme, but the query goes something like this: Hey, Justin: A couple mont ...