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Market Commentary: Trade Wars, Types of Stocks to Look Out For, and an Economy Overview

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PostedSeptember 20, 2018

Episode Summary

This episode, host Mark Therriault speaks with Chief Investment Officer of Nicola Wealth, Rob Edel. They touch on a variety of subjects, such as: the trade wars between the U.S. and China, NAFTA, interest rates continuing to go up in the short term (and what that means for the U.S. economy as well as Canada), what kind of stocks you should be looking for in this type of environment, as well as an overall review of the Global economy itself.

Rob also explains the reasoning behind the yield curve flattening or inverting, the big concern about inflation, what companies and opportunities he sees outperforming in this type of environment in the short to medium term, his thoughts on whether or not China will be able to withstand the imposing tariffs on their imports by the U.S, and if he thinks Canada is positioned safely in terms of where things are going economically in the U.S.

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Guest Bio

Rob Edel

Rob is the Chief Investment Officer at Nicola Wealth Management. Before joining the team at Nicola, Rob spent 9 years working for one of Canada’s largest money managers and – most recently – as a Portfolio Manager responsible for managing U.S. equities for the firm’s high net worth clients. Previous to that, he spent seven years working for the Treasury Department of a Major Canadian Chartered Bank, splitting his time between Vancouver and Toronto. Rob has completed his CFA and is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).

For his full bio, visit: nicolawealth.local/our-team/rob-edel

About The Host - Mark Therriault

Mark is the Financial Advisor and partner of Nicola Wealth Management — and your host for The Wealth Management podcast.

As a member of the NWM Planning Team since 2006, Mark has become his clients’ trusted advisor. He prides himself on providing an exceptional experience to his clients while quarterbacking their financial affairs.

Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Finance from the University of Calgary. He went on to secure his CFP designation and also completed the CIM, CSC, the B.C. Life Insurance License.

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