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Daily Market Commentary

Both Canada and the U.S. released retail sales data this morning

April 18, 2019

Both Canada and the U.S. released retail sales data this morning.  In Canada, consumption in February increased by 0.8%, beating expectations of 0.4% growth. 

Canadian headline inflation for March came in at expectations

April 17, 2019

interest iconCanadian headline inflation for March came in at expectations of 1.9%. 

Yesterday, the BoC released its business outlook survey

April 16, 2019

Yesterday, the Bank of Canada released its business outlook survey for the first quarter of 2019.  despite a downbeat session in Asia. 

There is further speculation this morning...

April 15, 2019

There is further speculation this morning that the U.S. and China continue to move closer to a potential deal.  

The Ontario provincial government released its budget update

April 12, 2019

interest iconThe U.S. administration appears to be moving on to a new trade dispute, given that the current U.S. and China trade discussions appear to be moving in the right direction.

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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.