What you need to know.
The latest news, analysis and trends in the local and global markets, and what it could mean for your financial future.
Whether you’re just curious about artificial intelligence or researching stocks, start with this primer on AI.
Persuasive negative market narratives can make it tempting to switch to low-risk cash products. Find out how to get back in when markets recover.
If it feels like your investments are stuck, you’re not alone. Here’s how to position your portfolio for opportunity.
Alberta’s 2023 forest fires have far-reaching impacts from those being evacuated to those with investments in oil and gas operations.
We explore the reasons behind the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and explain how portfolio diversification helps protect investors from unexpected market events.
In the third article in our Focus on China series, we take a closer look at the global technology race and how the industry impacts your portfolio.
Experts predict a recession in 2023, but that doesn’t mean financial hardship for all investors. Find out why a recession is expected, and the case for why it may be a mild one.
The Private Investment Counsel team recaps market performance in 2022, and offers insights on what might lie ahead for 2023.
In volatile times, human nature can get in the way of good investing decisions, but staying invested during a bear market has proven to reward those who are patient.
In the second article in our Focus on China series, we look at the timeline of recent major events in China that have impacted markets and investors around the world.
In the first of our series on China and markets, find out how the country’s rise as a global economic power impacts your investments.
In this update from our Private Counsel team, we explore the factors influencing fixed income & equity markets, explore bond prices, and highlight the big stories of Q3 2022.
In the latest update from our Private Counsel team, we explore the key factors influencing Canadian and global markets in Q2 2022, and how investors can protect themselves.
During periods of volatility, patience is the safest bet when it comes to your investments. Bear markets are a normal event, and could result in opportunities for investors.
In 2022, we’ve seen soaring inflation, rising interest rates, and a bear market. Is a recession inevitable? We explain what a recession is, and why it’s a normal economic event.
The persistence of market volatility has investors wondering how long it will last and what to do about it, but there are some silver linings too.
In our review of the first quarter, we look at how the Russia-Ukraine conflict and rising interest rates caused global economic uncertainty and a big shift in markets.
Volatility is inevitable when it comes to your investments. We explain why patience is rewarded, and that there’s opportunity to be found in turbulent times.
From oil to wheat, commodity prices are soaring because of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. We explain the impact to consumers and investors.
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine escalates, the list of sanctions imposed on Russia increases. Learn more about sanctions and what they mean for the economy and investors.
When markets fluctuate, and emotions run high, find out why being patient is often the smartest course of action.
COVID-19 variants, vaccines, inflation and volatility continued to dominate headlines in the last quarter of 2021. Here we recap Q4 and look ahead to new opportunities in 2022.
In our latest quarterly review, we explore the key factors influencing Canadian and global markets, the “September effect” and the big stories of Q3 2021.
What are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and other types of digital assets? How Web 3.0 could incorporate blockchain technology.
The market declines of February and March 2020 seem a distant memory and have given way to a market that is benign in comparison. Let’s take a closer look.
A look back at the primary drivers of stock market performance over the past year and how future performance may look given economic reopening and the potential for inflation.
Looking at how bond markets have reacted, and how they will continue to react, is probably the easiest way for us to relate to high-level economic predictions.
Inflation is a hot topic these days. While some concerns are legitimate, how things play out over the next few years remains to be seen.
Potential reopening of the economy this year could open the floodgates for consumer spending. What will that mean for things like inflation & interest rates?
While it is difficult to forecast exactly what the future may look like, we can get some direction by looking at the economy following the Flu of 1918.
Get a holistic view on market updates and investment insights by Roger Lydiatt, CFA for ATB Private Investment Counsel, covering the latest quarter.
What is blockchain, cryptocurrencies, how to buy them and what are the risks with investing in Bitcoin versus gold.
Understanding how the recent US decision around the Keystone XL Pipeline may affect your investment portfolio and what you can do to help manage your risk.
Quarter in Review, Q4 2020
Written by Alexander Jones, CFA, for Private Investment Counsel. A year of uncertainties where a consistent approach is the best strategy to achieve your goals.
Should investors react to major market events such as the recent US election when making investment decisions?
Government stimulus has helped global economies and capital markets to rebound in Q3 2020, while risks such as the progression of COVID-19 and the US election persist into Q4.
What could be driving technology sector volatility in the S&P 500, and why should you diversify your investments across major market sectors over a long time horizon.
Successful investing is driven by planning, discipline and patience. Four key tactics have helped us to weather the storm throughout 2020.
How does the government borrow, what is the impact of higher government debt and inflation on investors? Investment solutions for low interest rate environments.
In the first two quarters of 2020, investors witnessed both a sharp decline and a significant recovery. Here are a few important takeaways.
A review of what's happening in the energy sector and why the stock markets seem to be shrugging off those unsettling headlines and continuing to drive gains.
What caused the negative crude oil prices and what it means for investors.
With market volatility high right now, here are a few questions investors may be asking.
Our best investing advice—because no one can perfectly time the markets.
Inverted yield curves can predict recessions. Should you get out of the market? What does an inverted yield curve mean? Don’t panic.
Despite the headlines of 24 hour news stations, economists and analysts, remaining calm and sticking to your plan is what will help you achieve investing success.
We wanted to address those concerns and explain what the decision could mean for your investments.
Several cannabis companies experienced significant price gains through 2017, so much so that the industry was starting to look like a stock bubble.
When you look at market fluctuations in context, it’s easier to stay on track with your goals.
Over the past year, there has been some uncertainty caused by the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. You can now lay some of those fears to rest.
Diversifying your investments is crucial to accommodate for the uncertainty of investing in geographic or economic sectors.