Insights: Region

Video: History Favours the Canadian Banks in 2024

The Canadian banks had a negative return of more than 10% for the 2-year period ending October 31st*. In this 5-minute video, Rob Wessel discusses how rare of an event this has been over the last 20 years, what it has meant in the past, and what this could mean for the Canadian banks in 2024. Tax Loss Switch Ideas: Below we highlight our suite of…

Replay: Market Outlook with Ed Yardeni | The Re-Emergence of Bond Vigilantes

On November 2nd, 2023, we hosted a LIVE Q&A webcast with prominent Wall Street strategist, Ed Yardeni, moderated by Rob Wessel. During the presentation, Ed discussed the re-emergence of Bond Vigilantes and provided his thoughts on U.S. equity markets. Ed has been one of the most influential Wall Street strategists over the last 30 years and is regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.   For more…

Canadian Banks Q4 Earnings: Does Worse = Better?

Does worse = better for the Canadian banks when they report Q4 earnings later this month? In this 10-minute video, Rob Wessel discusses three ways the banks might “clean-up” fQ4 earnings to try to set the stage for an improved f2024. Tax Loss Switch Ideas: With Canadian banks down over the last two years and trading at depressed valuations, we highlight our suite of Canadian bank ETFs…

Video: Canadian Banks – Further Evidence of Rising Political and Regulatory Risk

With growing political opposition to the RBC/HSBC deal being approved, we provide an 8-minute video with Rob Wessel discussing the implications of rising political and regulatory risk for the Canadian banks, a theme that has been growing over the years. In particular, we talk about the implications to RBC if the deal is not approved, the various forms of regulatory risk, and what this theme means…

Canadian Banks: History Points to a Stronger 2024 (After Two Tough Years)

At the end of August, the S&P/TSX Canadian Diversified Bank Total Return Index (“Canadian bank index”) was lower versus two years earlier – a rare event. In fact, since its inception in May 2002, the Canadian bank index has had a negative rolling two-year return at just 24 month-ends (out of 232 month-ends)[1]. Historically, such an occurrence has represented a buying opportunity. Over the same 20+…

Canadian Banks: Three Ways the Banks Might “Clean Up” fQ4 (and Improve f2024)

The Canadian bank index is at roughly the same level it was two years ago – a very rare event[1]. Coming out of COVID, the sector rallied to a new peak in February 2022 when inflationary concerns took the index down over 20% in the following months, to levels it has remained on and off since. Part of the reason Canadian bank stocks have not risen…

Canadian Banks Q3 2023 Takeaways (BNN)

Rob Wessel was on BNN Bloomberg discussing the latest reporting results for the Canadian banks. More specifically, Rob provided his thoughts on how despite Canadian banks being flat over the last two years, the group is well positioned for a strong 2024 and how historically, buying the banks at these discounted valuations has proven to be an attractive opportunity for long-term investors. Canadian Banks Positioned for a…

Video: Canadian Banks – Weathering the Storm (15 min)

Watch our latest Q&A video update on the Canadian banks with Rob Wessel.  In this 15-minute video, Rob provides our key takeaways from Q2 earnings, thoughts on depressed valuations, and potential risks/catalysts for the sector moving forward.               Disclaimer: Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded funds (ETFs) managed by Hamilton ETFs.…

Canadian Banks: Q2 Takeaways (BNN)

Rob Wessel was on BNN Bloomberg discussing the latest reporting results for the Canadian banks. More specifically, Rob provided his thoughts on: (i) rising loan loss provisions and whether credit is deteriorating or normalizing; (ii) bank valuations and the ongoing tug of war between analysts and the market; and (iii) TD’s profit warning amidst the current macro environment. Credit is normalizing; Banks are Missing Estimates on…

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