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Is it time to boost exposure to the Value factor?


Head of Portfolio Advisory, Invesco Global Investment Solutions | Vice President, Portfolio Advisory, in Equities
November 1, 2018

Subject | Institutional | Invesco

Risk isn’t a bad thing – when it’s intentionally, carefully added to a portfolio in an effort to boost returns. But hidden risks are what keep investors and financial advisors up at night. Over the past year, the Invesco Global Solutions team examined hundreds of financial advisor portfolios, and we discovered that a common source of hidden risk is unintended factor exposures that could impact the ability of the portfolios to achieve the outcomes they are looking for. Fortunately, there are ways to diagnose and address this problem.

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October lives up to its frightening reputation for investors


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
October 30, 2018

Subject | Institutional | Invesco

Once again, the month of October has been living up to its frightful reputation for wreaking havoc on stock prices: 1929 and 1987 are prime examples, and we can now safely say that 2018 will also go down in history as an illustration of October’s ability to scare investors. Unfortunately, I don’t foresee this volatility easing too much over the next few weeks.

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The correction: Why I focus on quality dividends


Head of Global Equities and Director of Research, Invesco Canada Equity team
October 29, 2018

Subject | Active management | Invesco

The October sell-off in global markets has several underlying factors, but the most commonly cited reasons are the rise in U.S. 10-year Treasury yield, concerns on earnings growth and the overall level of valuations.

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BoC takes another step on the way to “neutral”


Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of North American Rates Portfolio Management, Invesco Fixed Income
October 24, 2018

Subject | Macro views

The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced it hiked the overnight rate by 0.25% to 1.75% at today’s meeting. This is the third 0.25% hike by the BoC this year. As the economy continues to perform near its long-term potential, the BoC believes it will need to increase rates to a neutral level to achieve its inflation target of 1-3%. It currently estimates a neutral rate level to be in the range of 2.5%-3.0%.

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