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BoC hikes again, citing near-capacity growth


Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of North America Rates, Invesco Fixed Income†
January 17, 2018

Subject | Invesco | Invesco Fixed Income (IFI) | Macro views

The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced today it was raising the target overnight rate by 0.25% to 1.25%. The last time the BoC hiked its target rate was at the September 6 meeting. Market expectations for this rate hike began to increase several weeks ago, so it was almost fully priced into the market.

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Tax reform: A year-end bonus for fixed income?


Senior Portfolio Manager, Invesco Fixed Income
January 11, 2018

Subject | Active management | Invesco | Invesco Fixed Income (IFI)

Despite the near non-stop drama of the legislative process, we ended December with the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 being signed into law. What does this mean for fixed income investors? In my opinion, the news is overwhelmingly positive for the U.S. investment grade market; here are four reasons why.

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Getting a read on the Goldilocks economy


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
January 9, 2018

Subject | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views

Last week saw the release of the latest U.S. employment report, with just 148,000 nonfarm payrolls created in December.1 This was significantly below expectations and the previous month’s reading. However, it may have been a Goldilocks jobs report: It is good enough to stave off any concerns that the economy may be weakening, but it’s not strong enough to suggest that the economy is overheating.

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ETF trading: Get the right price


ETF Capital Markets Specialist
January 8, 2018

Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

It’s often said that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) “trade just like a stock”, but there are a few differences that can make buying and selling ETFs a little tricky, even for experienced investors. Here at Invesco, our PowerShares ETF Capital Markets help desk fields daily questions from advisors and institutional investors about how to trade ETFs more efficiently. I’ve compiled a few of the most common suggestions from those calls into a series of four blog posts.

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