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Bloom Investment Counsel, Inc. Q4/23 Investment Market Commentary

Despite this past year being a challenging year for Canadian dividend-paying equities with increased competition from rising interest rates and bond yields, our clients experienced strong performance this past quarter, leading to an overall rise in return for the full year.

Now, with a more favourable fundamental backdrop, the dividend-paying equities sector of the market has several catalysts. Not only do we expect dividend-paying equities to be the beneficiary of lower interest rates, but we also expect them to remain less volatile than the remainder of the market.

Looking at 2024, inflation appears to be coming under control and administered interest rates should be at their peak. However, with current macroeconomic events and the uncertainty of the timing of rate cuts, 2024 could prove to be more challenging than many investors expect.

To gain further insight into M. Paul Bloom’s, CIO at Bloom Investment Counsel Q4/23 review, and his thoughts on the investment markets for the year ahead, watch the Investment Market Commentary video above.

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Some of the topics that are discussed in this video may contain forward-looking statements. This information, by its nature, is subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Further, please note the date of the recording, as January 10, 2024 as some of the comments are time-sensitive.

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This video is provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute financial, investment, tax, legal or accounting advice nor does it constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities referred to. Individual circumstances and current events are critical to sound investment planning; anyone wishing to act on this video should consult with his or her financial partner or advisor.

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