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REITs And Bonds Rose Last Weeks As Global Stocks Fell

Coronavirus-related selling took a toll on equity markets last week (and more of the same is in store for today). But in a striking bit of defiance, US real estate investment trusts (REITs) bucked the trend last week, posting the strongest gain for the major asset classes for trading through Friday ...

CRE investment still on the rise, despite late-cycle concerns

Panelists discussing equity in Canadian real estate financing and investment at RealCapital 2020 in Toronto, from left: Michael Tsourounis of Timbercreek, Scott MacPherson of Cushman & Wakefield Structured Finance ULC, Jenny Li of BMO Capital Markets, Colin Baryliuk of KingSett Capital and moderat ...

Macro Briefing | 27 February 2020

Govt’s around the world take more aggressive stance on coronavirus: Reuters Trump announces VP Mike Pence to lead US coronavirus response: USA Today First US coronavirus infection reported not linked to int’l travel: NY Times New coronavirus cases reported in S. Korea tops China for first time: ...

US Open- Relief Rally, Oil’s make or break moment, Gold struggles

US stocks are showing signs of life after four days of pain.  Coronavirus fears are leading markets to price in more easing from Fed and even Germany seems closer to delivering fiscal stimulus.  The recent market carnage saw the S&P 500 futures fall 9% from the record high and investors are nerv ...

A pause for breath?

  In what has become a familiar pattern over the past few days, trading in Wall Street indices has taken on a mildly bullish tone following the hefty decline the previous day. The same thing happened yesterday, only for the gains, and more, to be wiped out during the US session. Let’s see what ...

Commodities And US Bonds Rose Last Week As Stock Markets Fell

Risk-off sentiment driven by coronavirus worries took a bite out of stocks around the world last week. The selling has spilled over today’s trading in Asia and Europe and looks set to weigh on American shares once markets open in a few hours. While we’re waiting for the opening bell to ring in ...

China Cuts Loan Prime Rates and Coronavirus Cases

China’s stimulus measures continued at pace this morning, as it lopped ten basis points of the one-year Loan Prime Rate (LPR) to 3.95%, and five basis points of the 5-year LPR to 4.75%. New cases of coronavirus in China fell to just over 300, sparking a new wave of V-shaped recovery optimism in ...

Macro Briefing | 20 February 2020

Wide-ranging attacks at Democratic debate with Bloomberg in the mix: Reuters China’s manufacturing sector struggles to restart after virus outbreak: SCMP White House admits that Trump’s trade policy slowed US economy: Bloomberg Fed minutes suggest rates will remain unchanged for near term: CNBC ...

Industrial CRE an investor darling: Rents ‘just exploded’

Panelists at the MSCI/REALPAC Canada Annual Property Index event in Toronto, from left: moderator Michael Brooks of REALPAC, managing director and portfolio manager Christine Iacoucci of BentallGreenOak, CFO Teresa Neto of Granite REIT, and CBRE executive vice-president and managing director Jon ...