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14 June 2021

Invest with confidence in CMI Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) funds

Portfolio managers have observed an interesting relationship over the past three months: Stocks and bonds have exhibited the strongest positive correlation this century. While far from an iron-clad indicator, the bond yield ratio suggests that investors are legitimately concerned about inflation. The data certainly backs this up. Annual inflation in Canada and the United States…

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CMI State of the Market Canada’s Housing Market Remains on Solid Footing in April
19 May 2021
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Housing Market Remains on Solid Footing in April

Canada’s housing market showed signs of moderation in April, though underlying conditions remained highly favourable amid strong demand and constricted supply. Despite a month-to-month decline in sales, actual activity was up 256% year-over-year, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Canada’s Housing Market: By the Numbers CREA’s latest housing report showed a 12.5% month-over-month…

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Herd Mentality
4 May 2021
Herd Mentality

Investors probably don’t like to admit it, but their investment decisions are often influenced by what other people are doing. This is often true whether you manage your own investment portfolio or hand over responsibilities to a portfolio manager. In behavioral finance, the tendency to follow and copy what other investors are doing is called…

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For an Alternative to the Traditional 6040 Portfolio, Look No Further than MIC Funds
3 May 2021
For an Alternative to the Traditional 60/40 Portfolio, Look No Further than MIC Funds

For decades, the traditional 60/40 portfolio strategy has guided investment managers in their quest to provide clients with a sensible balance between risk and returns. The onset of a global recession punctuated by a public health crisis may have permanently changed how portfolio managers approach the market.  It’s not to say that portfolio managers didn’t…

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CMI State of the Market Home Sales Surge as Busy Spring Season Heats Up
20 April 2021
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Surge as Busy Spring Season Heats Up

March was another record-breaking month for Canada’s housing market, as strong demand and rising inventories led to more closings across the country. The gains were underpinned by a strong labour market and cautious optimism that Canada’s economic recovery was gaining momentum. Signs of recovery in the condo market also suggested that Canadians were in search…

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CMI 1st Quarter Recap
14 April 2021
CMI 1st Quarter Recap

CMI Financial Group is wrapping up a very active first quarter, highlighted by a steady flow of new investors to our MIC Family of Funds and our whole loan program. A rebounding economy, strong housing-market conditions and a growing desire to diversify fixed-income portfolios have made private mortgages a highly attractive investment vehicle. Q1 Highlights…

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Mortgage Investment Corporations
31 March 2021
A Behind the Scenes Look at Mortgage Investment Corporations

How MICs Source and Adjudicate Loans and What Happens When There Is a Default Mortgage Investment Corporations, or MICs, represent one of the fastest-growing alternative assets in Canada. As more investors turn to MICs, understanding the lending and adjudication processes becomes increasingly important. This understanding can help investors gauge the risk management and due diligence…

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