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Daily Market Commentary

U.S. non-farm payrolls for January saw an increase of 200k

February 2, 2018

U.S. non-farm payrolls for January saw an increase of 200k, which was above expectations of +180k.  The unemployment rate remained unchanged at this cycle’s low of 4.1%.

The Federal Reserve released its monetary policy decision yesterday

February 1, 2018

The Federal Reserve released its monetary policy decision yesterday afternoon and decided to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged.  The FOMC statement reiterated that the U.S.

The FOMC will hold its rate decision later this afternoon

January 31, 2018

The FOMC will hold its rate decision later this afternoon.  This meeting will be the final one for Yellen, who will pass the baton to Jerome Powell.

NAFTA representatives commented that good progress had been made...

January 30, 2018

After wrapping up the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations yesterday, representatives from the three countries commented that good progress had been made although at a very slow pace. 

U.S. core PCE held flat over the year at 1.5%

January 29, 2018

The U.S. PCE deflator for December came in at expectations of 1.7%, which was down 0.1% from the previous month.  However, the Fed’s preferred gauge for inflation, core PCE, held flat year over year at 1.5%. 

Latest News

What makes Foresters Asset Management unique?

June 25, 2018

Portfolio Manager, Amelia Tsang presented on Newstalk 610 Niagara and spoke about what makes Foresters Asset Management unique. Listen to the full interview -

Foresters Financial announces approval of change to the investment objective of the imaxx Global Equity Growth Fund

May 16, 2018

Foresters Financial announces approval of change to the investment objective of the imaxx Global Equity Growth Fund.

Foresters Asset Management Bolsters Its Equity Team

April 27, 2018

Foresters Asset Management Inc. (“FAM”) is pleased to announce two additions to FAM’s North American equity team. [Read More..]

Foresters Asset Management announces proposed changes to imaxx™ Global Equity Growth Fund

April 16, 2018

TORONTO, April 13, 2018 - Foresters Asset Management Inc., the manager of the imaxx Global Equity Growth Fund (the "Fund"), announced today that it will seek the approval of unitholders to change the Fund to a global equity balanced mandate.

Foresters Asset Management announces change to the monthly distribution rate for the imaxx™ Canadian Fixed Pay Fund

April 16, 2018

TORONTO, April 13, 2018 - Foresters Asset Management Inc. ("FAM" or the "Manager"), today announced changes to the distribution rate for the A8 and F8 classes of the imaxx Canadian Fixed Pay Fund (the "Fund").