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The FOMC minutes from the January meeting were released

February 21, 2019

The FOMC minutes from the January meeting were released with most members agreeing to end the balance sheet reduction program by the end of the year. 

President Trump spoke yesterday regarding the U.S. and China trade negotiations

February 20, 2019

President Trump spoke yesterday regarding the U.S. and China trade negotiations and indicated that the March 1 deadline to reach a deal was not a firm date. 

This week the U.S. and China resume trade talks in Washington

February 19, 2019

This week, the U.S. and China resume trade talks in Washington with some optimism that further progress will be made towards reaching a deal. 

Wrapping up the current round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China...

February 15, 2019

Wrapping up the current round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, trade representative Lighthizer indicated that both sides have made headway on very important and difficult issues.

Equity markets are pointing to a higher open

February 14, 2019

Equity markets are pointing to a higher open this morning, following indications from President Trump that he would be willing to extend the lower taxes on Chinese imported goods for an additional 60 days.  

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Market Update - Brave New World

February 21, 2019

One of the key challenges at the moment for investors is that geopolitical issues are increasingly dominating markets, overtaking financial fundamentals. The end result, of course, is large market swings seemingly driven more by headlines than economic data or earnings reports.

Fixed Income Outlook 2019: The long and short of it

January 19, 2019

The year 2018 ended with higher short-term interest rates and heightened volatility across equity markets. For 2019, we expect the latter to continue, as markets will need to reconcile lower global growth, as well as a bear flattened yield curve.

Foresters Asset Management becomes signatory to UN PRI

January 16, 2019

Foresters Asset Management Inc ("FAM") is pleased to announce that it has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI).

A Year in Review through a Responsible Investment Lens

January 2, 2019

Foresters Asset Management (“FAM”) formally incorporated a Responsible Investment (“RI”) framework into all of our imaxx™ funds in 2018, including both our equity and fixed income portfolios.

Institutional pricing for imaxx's bond funds

December 19, 2018

Foresters Asset Management  is offering institutional pricing for its imaxx Short Term Bond Fund and imaxx Canadian Bond Fund.