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Daily Market Commentary

Trade war tensions are escalating once again

May 17, 2019

Trade war tensions are escalating once again this morning after the Chinese media indicated that the government has stepped back from negotiations with the U.S. 

North American equity markets edged higher yesterday

May 16, 2019

North American equity markets edged higher yesterday, shrugging off the recent tariffs enacted by both the U.S. and China. 

Canadian CPI data for April came in at consensus

May 15, 2019

Canadian CPI data for April came in at consensus for the month at an increase of 0.4%. 

Equity markets globally were down across the board yesterday...

May 14, 2019

interest iconEquity markets globally were down across the board yesterday as a result of the new tariffs enacted by China as a retaliatory measure against the U.S.

The tone to start the weak remains negative..

May 13, 2019

The tone to start the weak remains negative given the newly enacted tariffs by the U.S. on Chinese imported goods.

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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.