Fixed Income Trends for 2018

January 15, 2018
Fixed Income Trends for 2018 

BY MARK NOBLE, SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF SALES STRATEGY, HORIZONS ETFS

Every RRSP season, a substantial amount of investor money goes into fixed income ETFs. It makes sense, despite the fact that interest rates have been on the rise.

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Short Volatility: Is There Still Meat on the Bone?

January 10, 2018
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BY: HANS ALBRECHT, CIM®, FCSI, VICE-PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND OPTIONS STRATEGIST, HORIZONS ETFS

If you don’t believe that things are in feel-good mode around the investment world, check out the run of consecutive positive months for the MSCI World Index.

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Preferred Share ETFs: The Active Advantage in Action

December 22, 2017
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BY: MARK NOBLE, SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF SALES STRATEGY, HORIZONS ETFS

The Horizons Active Preferred Share ETF (HPR) recently exceeded the $1.5 billion mark in assets under management (“AUM”), surpassing the iShares S&P/TSX Preferred Share ETF (CPD) – making HPR the second-largest preferred share ETF in Canada.

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The Element of Surprise

December 14, 2017
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BY: HANS ALBRECHT, CIM®, FCSI, VICE-PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND OPTIONS STRATEGIST, HORIZONS ETFS

My favourite precious element is looking pretty good at the moment. In fact, it has even surprised me a little this year.

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Could the Central Bank Symphony be Coming to an End?

November 28, 2017
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BY: HANS ALBRECHT, CIM®, FCSI, VICE-PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND OPTIONS STRATEGIST, HORIZONS ETFS

A Quantitative Easing (QE) “symphony” has been ongoing for quite a number of years now, with the major musicians being the Bank of England (BoE), the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of Japan (BoJ) and the Grand Poobah of central banks – the Federal Reserve (Fed)

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Mark Twain Might Have Been a Great Option Trader

November 17, 2017

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BY: HANS ALBRECHT, CIM®, FCSI, VICE-PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND OPTIONS STRATEGIST, HORIZONS ETFS

In the observed 26 years, the Dow was up 860% – selling fear properly can indeed pay. Right now, S&P 500 skew is as high as we’ve seen it for some time. Smile at the opportunity.

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HII is on a roll entering into Q4!

October 31, 2017
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BY: MARK NOBLE, SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF SALES STRATEGY, HORIZONS ETFS

As we potentially enter into an extended Canadian equity rally, Horizons Cdn Insider Index ETF (HII) may offer an opportunity to capture more upside without taking on excessive levels of risks.

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Long-Term Mean Reversal is a Good Omen for Managed Futures Strategies

November 09, 2017
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BY: NICOLAS PIQUARD, CFA®, VICE-PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND OPTIONS STRATEGIST, HORIZONS ETFS

With demand exceeding supply, commodities tend to accelerate higher, and grind lower as more supply comes to market. That’s why commodities can be attractive for investment portfolios, because they tend to act differently from equities and other asset classes. Managed futures strategies try to take advantage of trends in these various futures markets – but recently this has been more difficult.

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All Quiet on Every Front

October 31, 2017
All Quiet on Every Front 

BY: HANS ALBRECHT, CIM®, FCSI®, VICE-PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND OPTIONS STRATEGIST, HORIZONS ETFS

Anyone who regularly reads my blog knows that I’m a big believer in listening to what the market is telling us. Lately however, it has been saying very little.

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Shhhh! Keep it Down or Others Will Try to Take Advantage of the Trade

October 24, 2017
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BY: HANS ALBRECHT, CIM®, FCSI®, VICE-PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND OPTIONS STRATEGIST, HORIZONS ETFS

No one knows for certain where stocks are headed, right? But what if I told you there’s an investment that has essentially been designed to go to zero over time?

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