Fixed Income Goes Awry – Earnings: RY, CM, FC, FSZ, NXR
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In a globalized world, powered by exponentially advancing technology, trade wars and tariffs are proving to have a limited economic benefit. Still the political fireworks can get out of hand. The largest crescendo always comes at the end, sometime between now and before the US presidential election.
The trade angst is spilling over into the bond markets, where demand for the perceived safety of guaranteed paper has pushed yields into negative numbers. The financial markets are in a very unusual circumstance. The concept of negative yielding bonds and future central bank policy is one topic, the other is the timing of the US Nov-2020 US presidential election that is now only fourteen months away.
Earnings Notes Earnings updates include Royal Bank of Canada(RY, RY.PR.A,C,E,F,G,H, J,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,W, Z), CIBC(CM, CM.PR.O,P,Q,R,S,T), Fiera Capital Corp. (FSZ, FSZ.DB), Firm Capital Mortgage Corp. (FC, FC.DB.D,E,F,G,H,I,J) and Nexus REIT(NX.UN). Royal Bank and CIBC are the first two Canadian banks to report fiscal Q3-2019 earnings; the balance of the banks will issue results over the next two weeks.
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