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28 July 2021

CMI State of the Market: Canadian Housing Market Experiences Much Needed Restraint as Property Values Soar

Canada’s red-hot housing market showed further signs of stabilizing in June, as sales declined for a third consecutive month amid razor-thin inventories and rising prices. Despite posting consecutive declines, housing activity remains historically elevated, reflecting a strong post-Covid-19 recovery.  National Home Sales Decline in June On a month-over-month basis, national home sales declined by 8.4%…

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5 July 2021
Avoid the pitfalls of Investment Biases when considering Alternatives for your Portfolio

Research has shown us that investors are often compelled to act based on certain preconceived biases. These biases, whether conscious or not, skew their decision-making process in a way that could adversely affect their portfolio’s performance.  Anchoring is one such bias that has been flagged by market theorists. Anchoring is a subconscious bias towards an…

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CMI’s State of the Market Housing Market Continues to Stabilize Following Record-Breaking Run
23 June 2021
CMI’s State of the Market: Housing Market Continues to Stabilize Following Record-Breaking Run

Canada’s red-hot housing market continued to moderate in May, as tighter inventories and higher valuations contributed to a broad decline in home sales. However, sales and price levels remain historically high, reflecting pent-up demand for residential property that has continued to build throughout the pandemic. Home Sales Moderate but Activity Remains High On a monthly…

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Invest with confidence in MIC funds
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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