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Embedded commissions: Where do we go from here?


Peter Intraligi, President, Invesco Canada
November 28, 2017

Subject | Industry views | Invesco | Video

As you know, Invesco has been a vocal advocate of preserving choice in the market, allowing advisors and their clients to choose the business model that best suits their needs. I was recently asked to speak at the 2017 Advocis Symposium in Toronto. The title of the event was “Inflection Point” and I believe the industry is at just such a moment. I sat down with Greg Pollock, President and CEO, Advocis to discuss the future of embedded compensation.

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Supplementing bonds with quality dividends


Vice President, PowerShares Sales & Strategy
November 24, 2017

Subject | ETFs | PowerShares

For income investors, the recent uptick in short-term interest rates served as a reminder that their bond portfolios remain vulnerable to risk. Rising interest rates tend to erode the value of a bond portfolio, leaving investors vulnerable to declines in portion of their portfolio which is supposed to be relatively safe.

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Three macro trends to be thankful for


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
November 21, 2017

Subject | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views | Trimark

This week marks Thanksgiving in America. This coming Thursday we will break bread and devour turkey with family and friends and, most importantly, take time to show gratitude for that which is good in our lives. The act of showing gratitude and giving thanks is a universal concept and one that I would like to indulge in this week’s commentary. In that spirit, I take stock of the past year and share with you three market and economic trends for which I am thankful:

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Currency outlook: Expect further U.S. dollar weakness


Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Macro Research and Global Multi-Sector Portfolio Management, Invesco Fixed Income
November 16, 2017

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

The Canadian dollar appears to have peaked for the moment as the BoC has become concerned about the impact of a stronger Canadian dollar on the economy.

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Interest rate outlook: Bank of Canada to pause


Chief Strategist and Head of Multi-Sector, Invesco Fixed Income
November 15, 2017

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

After raising the target overnight rate 0.25 percentage points at each of the previous two meetings, the Bank of Canada (BoC) kept the rate unchanged at its meeting on October 25, 2017. While growth has remained strong, it has slowed from the second quarter and the BoC appears ready to give its two previous rate hikes time to filter through the economy before taking further action. Additional uncertainty around the breakdown in North American Free Trade Agreement trade negotiations leaves the BoC cautious regarding future hikes. The Canadian 10-year yield appears to have peaked for the moment and yields have several reasons to fall from current levels, in our view.

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How vulnerable is the stock market?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
November 14, 2017

Subject | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views

Last week saw the U.S. Senate introduce its version of the tax reform bill, which caused some concern among investors. The Senate version of the bill delayed the much-anticipated corporate tax cut until 2019. In addition, because it has some significant differences from the House bill, it raised uncertainty about Congress’ ability to pass tax reform this year – or at all.

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