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August Top Picks on BNN Bloomberg

Noting investable areas of the market are fewer and farther between, Cameron Hurst, Chief Investment Officer, offers three picks this month that reflect slowing growth and the view that negative rates are here to stay. Believing markets may have 6 - 12 months before more aggressively deteriorating, Equium Capital is building portfolios in a very risk-sensitive manner with focused exposures.

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Do Clouds on the Horizon Matter?

With the G-20 in the rear view mirror and the China-U.S. trade war effectively kicked down the road, investors are rightly turning attention to earnings and macroeconomic indicators, many of which point to a tough patch ahead. On BNN Bloomberg, Cameron Hurst, Chief Investment Officer, highlights the viable investing environment that tends to prevail in the 12 months before recessionary periods, noting that portfolios need to be focused in the right areas of the market.

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July Top Picks on BNN Bloomberg

Highlighting the firm’s present barbell approach to portfolio construction, Cameron Hurst, Chief Investment Officer, offers three picks this month to reflect some defense, some growth and some safer European beta. Believing markets may have 6 - 12 months of positive returns before the cycle properly turns down, Equium Capital is building portfolios in a very risk-sensitive manner with focused exposures.

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Commodity Corner - June Investment Commentary

While the investment world waits for the Trump-Xi meeting at the G-20, Adam Murl, Head of Research, goes around the horn of the commodity complex providing an update of our views and discussing some of the conflicting moves that we've seen. Parsing through the data, commodity prices are broadly confirming the slowdown in economic and inflation data however interest rate cuts and a trade truce could flip the switch.

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Just Wait For It

Investors face asymmetric risks before the U.S. & China resolve their trade war (or not). On BNN Bloomberg, Cameron Hurst, Chief Investment Officer, highlights the unfortunate but undeniable link between trade relations and the trajectory of global growth. Investors can only position portfolios with a barbell of secular, high-quality growth balanced with defensive equities until we have clarity on trade, which addresses growth which opens the door for Fed support. Doing nothing is hard, but investors just need to wait.

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June Top Picks on BNN Bloomberg

Markets are stuck in the China-U.S. trade vortex, offering reasons to be both cautious and optimistic. Cameron Hurst, Chief Investment Officer, highlights this month’s Top Picks on BNN Bloomberg and discusses the unusual difficulties of portfolio positioning until China and the U.S. reach an agreement or truly walk away. Growth hangs in the balance and the Fed can’t move until the economy slows, so it’s all about Tariff Man.

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Health Care Stocks for None - April Investment Commentary

Health Care has been a popular sector overweight for years; however, Adam Murl, Head of Research, explains why it’s time to shift exposure elsewhere as cyclical data improves and the Medicare for All headwind looks sustainable into 2020. Also, we discuss why a cyclical uptick could help European markets recover after their multi-year period of underperformance.

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Growing Slower is NOT the End of the World

In this “mixed” environment offering reasons to be both positive and pessimistic, investors should remember the old adage, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. Joining BNN Bloomberg, Cameron Hurst, Chief Investment Officer, highlight this key message back on April 10, 2019. Noting “growing slower” still offers opportunity and the possibility of new market highs, it is now all about how the divergent indicators develop from here.

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