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Monday morning briefing: Will Shopify rise above them all?

Monday morning briefing: Will Shopify rise above them all?

Leading your business out of the COVID-19 crisis. Helping businesses calculate the wage subsidy. The environment has benefited from widespread business shutdowns. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news Canada’s inflation rate falls to 0.9%: Inflation in Canada slows to lowest since 2015 on oil glut Could COVID-19 change capitalism?: Leon Cooperman says […]

April 27, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Tech stocks that shine during COVID-19 crisis

Monday morning briefing: Tech stocks that shine during COVID-19 crisis

Thank you for reading Monday Morning Briefing.  For this edition, and going forward, we have decided to change the format of the briefing to provide you with relevant information you will need to weather the new realities we face today – and the challenges that will likely continue over the coming months. As small business […]

April 20, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Labour market faces challenges

Monday morning briefing: Labour market faces challenges

International securities regulators focused on COVID-19. Many executives planning acquisitions in the next year. Handling client data with care. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news Canada loses 1 million jobs: Canada sheds record 1.01 million jobs in March The impact of short-term losses on long-term value: So how much wealth destruction has truly occurred […]

April 13, 2020

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Monday afternoon briefing: Services sink

Monday afternoon briefing: Services sink

We may not see a v-shaped recovery. Why PE firms may be looking at publicly listed companies. How COVID-19 may change banking. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news Canada’s economy grew 0.1% in January: Economic growth slowed in January to 0.1%, Statistics Canada says U.S. unemployment rate rises to 4.4%: US payrolls plunge 701,000 […]

April 6, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Jobless claims go vertical

Monday morning briefing: Jobless claims go vertical

Providing help to small businesses. Protecting cryptocurrencies from theft. PE firms facing uncertainty between helping portfolio firms and making acquisitions. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news The BoC makes another emergency rate cut: Bank of Canada cuts key rate to 0.25% as virus, oil fallout deepens Canadian government’s stimulus plan becomes law: Federal bill with more than $100B […]

March 30, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: A lost decade?

Monday morning briefing: A lost decade?

Spotlight on fintech as more people stay home. ESG funds performing relatively well. Private equity will be challenged by the spread of COVID-19. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news Canada’s inflation rate was 2.2% in February: Annual pace of inflation cools to 2.2% in February The BoE reduces its Bank Rate by 15 basis points: Coronavirus: UK interest […]

March 23, 2020

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Monday morning briefing

Monday morning briefing

Private equity could get more aggressive. The wealthy are focused on minimizing losses. SEC looking to confirm adherence to ESG principles. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news The Fed reduces its central interest rate to 0%–0.25%: Federal Reserve cuts rate to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program The BoC makes emergency […]

March 16, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: How low can yields go?

Monday morning briefing: How low can yields go?

Who does the data belong to? Start young to generate wealth. How to serve women’s financial needs. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news The Fed announces an emergency rate reduction: Federal Reserve announces first emergency rate cut since the financial crisis  The BoC cut its rate by 50 basis points: Bank of Canada follows Fed with rate cut […]

March 9, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Volatility spikes

Monday morning briefing: Volatility spikes

Is a global recession on the horizon? Encouraging the high-net-worth to buy amid volatility. The PE industry can benefit from AI. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news Canada’s GDP grew 0.3% (annualized) in Q4: Canada’s output stalls as exports and business investment drop U.S. economic growth was 2.1% in Q4 19: U.S. economy grew at 2.1% […]

March 2, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Retail sales are still weak

Monday morning briefing: Retail sales are still weak

Fund managers are less optimistic. Being wealthy is more than just having a lot of money. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news  Canada’s inflation rate was 2.4% in January: Inflation rises 2.4% amid higher gas prices; core measures decelerate Will ESG indices become more popular than traditional indexes?: MSCI says ESG indexes will be […]

February 24, 2020

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Tuesday morning briefing: Germany continues to struggle

Tuesday morning briefing: Germany continues to struggle

Private equity’s success in the NBA. Helping companies eliminate wasteful spending. Family offices favour PE and real estate. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news The U.S. inflation rate was up in January: US underlying consumer prices rise in January Thematic funds could be beneficial in portfolios: Where do thematic funds fit in a portfolio? Will hedge funds see […]

February 18, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Tesla in overdrive

Monday morning briefing: Tesla in overdrive

Why value may not bounce back as high as some think. Not so fast on a cashless society. Don’t assume that all high-net-worth individuals are the same. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news U.S. economy added jobs in January: January adds a much stronger-than-expected 225,000 jobs, with a boost from warm weather Canadian unemployment […]

February 10, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: China’s GDP

Monday morning briefing: China’s GDP

Due diligence key in offering PE to retail investors. Family offices’ top investments are private equity and hedge funds. SEC releases best practices for cybersecurity. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news U.S. Federal Reserve Board held rates steady at 1.50%-1.75%: Fed holds rates steady, affirms commitment to higher inflation USMCA signed into law […]

February 3, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Where’s oil going?

Monday morning briefing: Where’s oil going?

Activists are focusing on ESG. Is a digital currency on the way from central banks? Retirement plans are lagging the market. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news The Canadian inflation rate was 2.2% in December: Inflation holds steady at 2.2% in December The Bank of Canada held rates steady: Bank of Canada opens door […]

January 27, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: The trillion dollar club

Monday morning briefing: The trillion dollar club

BlackRock will ask companies to disclose climate-related risks. The fintech industry could be squeezed by a market downturn. Private equities fundraising may decline in 2020. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news The U.S. inflation rate was 2.3% in December: US consumer prices gain slightly; underlying inflation tame China’s economy grew 6.0% (annualized) in […]

January 20, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Spotlight on global manufacturing

Monday morning briefing: Spotlight on global manufacturing

What 2020 may look like for the retirement plan market. What customers consider when changing banks. Why growth in family offices may continue. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged in December: U.S. creates 145,000 jobs in December as hiring slows and wage growth softens The Canadian unemployment rate […]

January 13, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: A look at the current equity run

Monday morning briefing: A look at the current equity run

What could be in store for the hedge fund industry in 2020? A look at the remarkable return of Bitcoin. A survey of some federal tax changes in 2020. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news Canadian manufacturing pulls back in December: IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI China’s central bank reduces the reserve requirement ratio: China […]

January 6, 2020

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Monday morning briefing: Emerging markets equities poised for a comeback?

Monday morning briefing: Emerging markets equities poised for a comeback?

Why the 40 in 60/40 needs to change for investors. A look back at the decade in VC. The importance of data ethics. And is too much choice bad for advisors? These stories and much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news Canadian inflation rate was 2.2% in November: Canadian inflation accelerates to 2.2%, core highest […]

December 23, 2019

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Monday morning briefing: The inverted yield curve

Monday morning briefing: The inverted yield curve

A new way to analyze equity investment funds. Why smaller could be better for private equity. Many aspiring investors don’t know how to get started. And much more in this week’s briefing. Economic/industry news The Fed held its federal funds rate steady: Fed holds rates steady and indicates no changes through at least 2020 Canadian […]

December 16, 2019

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New Market Outlook: 20/20 Vision

New Market Outlook: 20/20 Vision

Check out our new Market Outlook: 20/20 Vision. It’s that time of the year again: when intelligent and experienced investors and economists – and the ext. team – predict what’s going to happen over the next 12 months. This coming year is a tough one to predict. The health of financial markets and economies around […]

December 13, 2019

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