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  • AGF Thought Leadership: Kevin McCreadie discusses the 2016 U.S. Election6:05

    AGF Thought Leadership: Kevin McCreadie discusses the 2016 U.S. Election

    Kevin McCreadie, President and Chief Investment Officer, AGF Investments Inc. discusses the results of the U.S. Election as an American living in Canada. He provides insight on economic policies, mark

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  • Brexit - market reaction and what's yet to come1:58

    Brexit - market reaction and what's yet to come

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  • Emerging markets come back into favour1:39

    Emerging markets come back into favour

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  • Canada's overheated housing market2:34

    Canada's overheated housing market

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  • Q4-2016 Market Outlook2:07

    Q4-2016 Market Outlook

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  • 2015 AGF Investor Survey - The Great Divide

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  • AGF Asset Allocation Committee Outlook: Q2-2016 Market Recap4:05

    AGF Asset Allocation Committee Outlook: Q2-2016 Market Recap

    Kevin McCreadie, President, Chief Investment Officer and Chair of the AGF Asset Allocation Committee, looks back at the major market events in the second quarter and how they contributed to continued

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  • AGF Asset Allocation Committee Outlook: Q3-2016 Market Outlook5:46

    AGF Asset Allocation Committee Outlook: Q3-2016 Market Outlook

    Kevin McCreadie, President, Chief Investment Officer and Chair of the AGF Asset Allocation Committee, provides his outlook for the third quarter as well as the Committee’s asset allocation recommendat

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  • A World in Transition

    A World in Transition

    What has defined the global economic landscape for the past few decades is now shifting.

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  • What is the impact of negative interest rates?1:48

    What is the impact of negative interest rates?

    Kevin McCreadie, President, Chief Investment Officer and Chair of the AGF Asset Allocation Committee, explains the positive and negative impact of non-traditional policy efforts being implemented by c

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  • AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Global Equity6:20

    AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Global Equity

    Our outlook for global equities in 2016 is positive. We expect that the Canadian dollar will remain under pressure due to weak commodity prices, which makes now a great time for Canadians to invest gl

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  • AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Overview6:56

    AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Overview

    Overall, we favour equities over fixed income in the near term, recognizing that the volatility we experienced in 2015 will continue for some time. We believe equity market returns will be in the mid-

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  • Paris Climate Conference – Why this matters8:16

    Paris Climate Conference – Why this matters

    Martin Grosskopf and Hyewon Kong discuss the global climate deal, what was agreed to and the impact it may have on sustainable investing. For more information, visit http://www.AGF.com/SustainableInve

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  • AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Fixed Income6:14

    AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Fixed Income

    We believe that bonds still occupy an important place in investors’ portfolios and represent a solid, stable anchor in the event of potential market corrections or increased volatility in the capital

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  • AGF 2016 Market Outlook - U.S. Equity5:58

    AGF 2016 Market Outlook - U.S. Equity

    In 2016, economic growth in the range of 2-3% and an accommodative monetary policy environment should support the continued growth of U.S. equity markets. For more videos and resources, visit http://

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  • AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Canadian Equity6:26

    AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Canadian Equity

    We anticipate some stabilization in commodity prices through 2016, which should provide support to Canadian equity markets. Equities may also benefit from any weakening in the U.S. dollar if the Fed h

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  • AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Resources5:37

    AGF 2016 Market Outlook - Resources

    In 2016, we should see the abatement of many of the factors weighing on the resources sector, allowing both commodities and equities to recover some lost ground...

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  • Keeping up with today's markets

    Keeping up with today's markets

    Keeping up with today's markets takes a flexible, dynamic approach.

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  • The trends behind sustainable investing2:38

    The trends behind sustainable investing

    Martin Grosskopf, Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, discusses the trend behind fossil fuel divestment as investors diversify away from carbon risk and become more engaged with companies that are p

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  • Investors react emotionally to market downturns2:14

    Investors react emotionally to market downturns

    Mike Martel of State Street Global Advisors discusses how this may lead to irrational investor behavior that can have severe consequences to an otherwise sound investment strategy.

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  • Is there a best time to enter the market?1:30

    Is there a best time to enter the market?

    Mike Martel of State Street Global Advisors discusses the importance of having a strategy that aims to provide long-term capital appreciation as well as downside protection.

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