Wesley Blight

Wesley Blight, CFA, CIM, FCSI, is an Assistant Vice President with the Multi-Asset Management team at MD Financial Management. He is responsible for the investment results of the firm’s fixed income and multi-asset products.

  • Portfolio positioning update: Dealing with current market conditions

    Portfolio positioning update: Dealing with current market conditions

    COVID-19 uncertainties have sent markets lower. Here’s a look at how MD Financial Management is actively managing portfolios to protect values during the downturn.

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  • The Bank of Canada and the U.S. Federal Reserve cut rates in support of the global economy

    The Bank of Canada and the U.S. Federal Reserve cut rates in support of the global economy

    The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the global economy has made the Bank of Canada cut rates to 1.25%. This follows the U.S. Federal Reserve’s surprise cut the day before.

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  • Expect fixed income returns to moderate going forward

    Expect fixed income returns to moderate going forward

    Rates are low and investors are seeking higher-yielding investments. This has driven bond prices up in recent months. It’s been great for investors, but the trend cannot continue indefinitely.

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  • Saving room to go lower: The Bank of Canada holds rates steady

    Saving room to go lower: The Bank of Canada holds rates steady

    The Bank of Canada decided to hold on interest rates. Investor reaction and the Bank’s tone suggest that future policy decisions will result in lower rates.

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  • Boris' majority a good thing for British equities

    Boris' majority a good thing for British equities

    In the U.K., the new majority Conservative Party government, under the leadership of Prime Minster Boris Johnson, should be a positive for capital markets.

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates on housing market concerns

    The Bank of Canada holds rates on housing market concerns

    The Bank of Canada announcement on December 4, 2019

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  • Cautious Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady, signals economic tests lie ahead

    Cautious Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady, signals economic tests lie ahead

    Cautious Bank of Canada holds the overnight rate steady at 1.75% while signaling that the resilience of the Canadian economy will be tested.

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates steady, citing world trade concerns

    The Bank of Canada holds rates steady, citing world trade concerns

    The Bank of Canada says Canadian growth exceeded expectations but escalating trade conflicts are taking their toll on the global economy.

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates amidst trade tension worries

    The Bank of Canada holds rates amidst trade tension worries

    Trade tensions, global economic uncertainty leads the Bank of Canada to hold interest rates steady

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  • No surprises: The Bank of Canada maintains target overnight rate as economic data remains in line with April Monetary Policy Report

    No surprises: The Bank of Canada maintains target overnight rate as economic data remains in line with April Monetary Policy Report

    No surprises in the latest rate announcement from the Bank of Canada as economic data remains inline with expectations from the Bank’s April Monetary Policy Report.

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  • The Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise rates any time soon

    The Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise rates any time soon

    As expected, the Bank of Canada didn’t raise interest rates this week and have indicated that they won’t be raising any time soon. We take a look at the BoCs rationale and its latest Monetary Policy.

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  • As expected, the Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady

    As expected, the Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady

    The Bank of Canada announced today that it is holding interest rates steady—for the time being. Going forward, it says rates will need to rise at least 0.75% to reach a more neutral range.

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  • Recapping Mr. Poloz’s last speech of 2018: Rate hikes are warranted going forward

    Recapping Mr. Poloz’s last speech of 2018: Rate hikes are warranted going forward

    The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced last week that it will maintain its target for the overnight interest rate at 1.75%.At a CFA Society Toronto breakfast, Bank Governor, Stephen Poloz...

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  • As expected, the Bank of Canada increases rates to 1.75%

    As expected, the Bank of Canada increases rates to 1.75%

    Expectations were confirmed when the Bank of Canada (BoC) increased their overnight lending rate to 1.75%, the third 0.25% increase for 2018. While the bank has reiterated that future...

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  • Rising rates are a long-term investor's friend

    Rising rates are a long-term investor's friend

    Historically low interest rates were a lifeline thrown by central banks to help keep economies afloat through the global financial crisis. Ten years later, as the economic outlook rallies, we are...

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  • Bank of Canada takes a pause – holds rates steady

    Bank of Canada takes a pause – holds rates steady

    On September 5, 2018, the Bank of Canada maintained the overnight rate at 1.50% while pointing to further rate increases in the near future based on strong economic and labour conditions.

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  • Bank of Canada rate hike signals healthy Canadian economy

    Bank of Canada rate hike signals healthy Canadian economy

    As expected, the Bank of Canada (BoC) raised interest rates to 1.50% from 1.25% this morning. In the official announcement released earlier today, the BoC cited solid global growth which is in...

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  • The Bank of Canada Holds Its Key Interest Rate Steady

    The Bank of Canada Holds Its Key Interest Rate Steady

    As expected, the Bank of Canada (BoC) announced it is holding its key interest rate steady at 1.25% and further validated our expectations for more rate hikes in 2018. The announcement...

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  • Interest Rates Hold Steady: Bank of Canada

    Interest Rates Hold Steady: Bank of Canada

    Although it says higher interest rates will eventually be required, the Bank of Canada announced Wednesday that it is holding its overnight lending rate steady at 1.25%.

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  • Bank of Canada: No change to interest rates at this time

    Bank of Canada: No change to interest rates at this time

    As expected, the Bank of Canada today left the overnight interest rate target unchanged at 1.25%.

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