Five from 5i – Rebalancing Bonus

It’s Jobs Day and the most important data point in the lead up to the Fed's June meeting was published when the Labor Department released the Jobs Report for May. The report showed US employers added far fewer jobs in May (at 38,000) than expected. Traders now see a bigger chance the Fed will wait until September to raise rates. Even if the Verizon strike is adjusted out, the number looked pretty low. In Canadian equity news, Concordia fell almost 10% on Thursday after Blackstone Group and Carlyle Group opted not to pursue a takeover for the Canadian drugmaker. The company continues to review its strategic alternatives. Raging River acquired Rock Energy in an all-share transaction for total consideration of roughly $109 million.

  1. How rebalancing can limit the effect of compounding returns over time.
  2. China’s central bank decides to clamp down on the $8.1 trillion shadow banking market.
  3. Remember these 8 checklist items when planning your retirement finances.
  4. Blackrock is betting iShares Edge smart-beta will be important for retail investor portfolio construction.
  5. Volatility of real-return bonds would turn off most fixed income investors.
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