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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The RBC O’Shaughnessy Canadian Equity Fund is managed by Jim O’Shaughnessy using the proprietary methodology that he developed and laid out in his bestselling book, What Works on Wall Street. Essentially, he and his team screen the stock universe on several factors that historically have been found in stocks that outperform.


By Fund Library News Wire | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

By Kurt Reiman, Director, Chief Investment Strategist for Canada

One of my favorite definitions of risk and uncertainty comes from a book by Nate Silver entitled The Signal and the Noise. He defines risk as the grease that facilitates economic activity, whereas uncertainty grinds things to a halt. According to a popular index developed by Professors Baker, Bloom, and Davis, Canada’s economic policy uncertainty has moved to new highs in 2018 after rising for the past several years (see the Chart 1 below). No wonder the Bank of Canada (BoC) has been sounding so cautious even though Canadian economic data remain firm.


By Gordon Pape | Monday, July 16, 2018


Back in May, the federal government turned thumbs down on a deal to sell construction giant Aecon Group (TSX: ARE) to a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC). Aecon’s share price has dropped 25% since its high in January. Is it time to buy?


By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, July 13, 2018

By Mike Keerma

The major North American stock indices posted respectable gains on the week, as underlying economic fundamentals remained strong, and hopes remained high for a strong second-quarter earnings season. Despite continuing trade tensions fueled by U.S. President Donald Trump’s outbursts this week in the U.K., soaring technology issues propelled the Nasdaq Composite Index to a record high, with a 1.8% advance on the week overall. Those same technology gains helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average back above the 25,000 mark for the first time in more than a month and lifted the S&P 500 Composite Index over the 2,800 mark for the first time since February, giving the blue-chip index a 1.5% gain on the week. Toronto’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index ended just about flat on the day at Friday’s close, weighed down by sliding bank stocks, but the index still managed a 1.2% advance for the week overall. Crude oil lost 4.4% on the week (and is now down 16.8% year to date), while gold was down 1.1% on the week.


By Tyler Mordy | Friday, July 13, 2018

After a near two-year rally, emerging markets (EM) stock returns have suffered in the first half of 2018. But consider that the volatility has been driven by a “made in America” trade war, leading to a sharp resurgence in the U.S. dollar, rising interest rate expectations and damaged confidence for future global growth – a toxic mix for emerging markets.


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By Fund Library News Wire | Monday, July 09, 2018
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By Olev Edur | Thursday, July 05, 2018
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, July 04, 2018
By Gordon Pape | Tuesday, July 03, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, June 29, 2018
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, June 29, 2018
By Olev Edur | Thursday, June 28, 2018
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