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Daily Market Commentary

Canadian retail sales cooled in May

July 19, 2019

Retail sales in the U.S., for the month of June, increased by 0.4% which beat expectations for a 0.2% increase.  

The Fed released its Beige Book yesterday

July 18, 2019

The Fed released its Beige Book yesterday that indicated the economy continues to expand, but at a modest pace.  

Canadian CPI for June declined

July 17, 2019

interest iconCanadian CPI for June declined by 0.2% although the headline number was better than the estimates which called for a 0.3% drop.   

Retail sales in the U.S. increased by 0.4%

July 16, 2019

Retail sales in the U.S., for the month of June, increased by 0.4% which beat expectations for a 0.2% increase.  

Overnight, Chinese GDP for the second quarter was released

July 15, 2019

Overnight, Chinese GDP for the second quarter was released increasing by 1.6% over the three months. 

Latest News

Foresters Financial Announces Agreement for Sale of its Canadian Asset Management Business

May 15, 2019

Foresters Financial Announces Agreement for Sale of its Canadian Asset Management Business to Fiera Capital.

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.