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Avoiding the equity income “dividend trap”


Fixed Income Product Strategist, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC
March 17, 2017

Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Income-oriented stocks can provide investors with numerous advantages – including the potential for high, recurring income, a possible inflation hedge and added portfolio diversification. And while diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss, dividend stocks can serve as a significant source of investment returns. In fact, over the past two decades, dividends have contributed more than 40% to S&P 500 Index investors’ total returns.1

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Third time’s a charm


Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of North America Rates, Invesco Fixed Income†
March 15, 2017

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

The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked its key interest rate by 0.25% today, to a range of 0.75%–1.00%, marking the third increase in the current cycle. Fixed income markets had essentially priced in the increase two weeks ago, when nearly every Fed speaker acknowledged that a March hike appeared to be warranted. The vote was not unanimous as Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, voted against the action, preferring to keep the target rate unchanged at this meeting.

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The future of ECB QE: Is the end in sight?


CIO, EMEA, Invesco Fixed Income
March 13, 2017

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

In recent months, consumer prices in the euro area have begun to align with the European Central Bank’s (ECB) inflation target of just under 2%.1 We expected January headline inflation to be around 1.8%, a far cry from the deflationary conditions that convinced the ECB to begin its asset purchase program (quantitative easing, or QE) in 2015 and then extend it in 2016. As we look forward to 2017 and beyond, we ask whether QE should extend beyond March 2018 or will the inflation hawks and external voices force the ECB to end it before the region is ready?

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Can investors have strong monthly dividend income with less volatility?


Vice President, Head of Product & Business Strategy, PowerShares Canada
March 9, 2017

Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Income can be tough to find in today’s market. And for many investors, a monthly dividend payment is their primary investment goal. With domestic opportunities offering fewer diversification benefits, many investors are looking beyond the local markets for dividend income with greater diversification.

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A simpler approach to the future of fees


Peter Intraligi, President, Invesco Canada
March 8, 2017

Subject | Industry views | Invesco

Recently, I was at the Morningstar Executive Forums in Toronto and Vancouver, speaking on the future of financial advice. The topic has never been more timely, as the industry faces fintech disruption and the prospect of new regulations that are radically altering the landscape.

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Currency outlook: CAD overvalued and USD mixed


Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Macro Research and Global Multi-Sector Portfolio Management, Invesco Fixed Income
March 6, 2017

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

The Canadian dollar has appreciated against the U.S. dollar since the U.S. presidential election in November. Some of the strength has been due to the higher price of oil on the back of promised cuts by OPEC producers in late 2016. In addition, a recent string of positive employment reports in Canada has supported the currency. Bank of Canada Governor Poloz attempted to limit further appreciation by mentioning that a rate cut was still possible at its January meeting with limited success. We believe the Canadian dollar remains overvalued.

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