We're halfway through 2017 and plenty has transpired so far this year, setting the stage for what's to come. Between the domestic influences of oil and housing prices, post-election changes in the U.S., worldwide political developments, persistently low interest rates and stock market gains, we believe investment conditions will be influenced by the mix of headwinds and tailwinds. Looking ahead, we think there are compelling opportunities ahead for Canadian investors, making this a good time to review and adjust portfolios to ensure you're appropriately positioned.
So what do those opportunities look like? Let's focus on our outlook in four key areas: the economy, the stock market, interest rates and the global environment.
Talk with your Edward Jones advisor today about opportunities in today’s market and adjustments you can make to ensure your investments are aligned with your goals well beyond the next half of 2017.
1Equity investments carry risk, including the loss of principal. The price of small cap and mid cap stocks are generally more volatile than large company stocks.
2Before investing in bonds, you should understand the risks involved, including credit risk and market risk. Bond investments are also subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds can decrease, and the investor can lose principal value if the investment is sold prior to maturity.
3There are special risks inherent in international and emerging markets investing, including currency, withholding taxes and high levels of taxation, and political, social and economic risks.