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Growth stocks lead the markets

In recent years, growth stocks have largely outperformed the various stock markets around the world. This trend has accelerated sharply since the beginning of the current year.  Download the complete text.


When inflation wakes up

In the following article, Louis Allard, portfolio manager and president at our firm, shares his main concerns about the economy and the financial markets. Read the article (In French only)  LA PRESSE+, MARTIN VALLIÈRES, May 14th 2018.

A volatile first quarter to start the year

In the first quarter of 2018, investors had sharp reactions to the political, monetary and economic headlines. These included election meddling investigations, White House turnover, global interest rate levels, commodity price movements and oil inventories to name a few.  Download the complete text

"Blue chips": 3 stocks that Alexandre Legault likes

In this article from Les Affaires about blue chips, Alexandre Legault talks about 3 stocks he likes.  Click here to read the article (in French only).  Jean Décary, Les Affaires, February 10th, 2018

Against all odds, 2017 was a strong year for stock market returns

In 2017 there were, many significant events, notably: The rise of tensions between North Korea and the United States, the Catalan independence vote, numerous terrorist attacks, strong and numerous tropical storms, earthquakes, the “paradise papers”, etc. Download the complete text 

Resources are setting the pace for the Canadian market

After spectacular returns in 2016, Canadian equity performance stagnated in the first half of 2017, with the S&P TSX Index returning 0.7%, lagging both US and international equity markets. Download the complete text


The benefits of a low capture of market declines

Assessing the performance of portfolio managers is not limited to measuring whether the returns of a strategy have exceeded those of a relevant benchmark. A more in-depth analysis will ensure consistency in the process ... Download the complete text

Allard, Allard & Associés wins an award

As part of the "Finance et Investissement" Top 25 ranking Gala of the Quebec's financial services sector, Allard, Allard & Associes is honoured in the Independent management companies category.  Read the article (in French only)  Finance et Investissement, Richard Cloutier, February 2017

5 tips for young professionals in the investment industry

Invest fully in your career, but take the time to do the right things without looking for shortcuts, advises Louis Allard, president of Allard, Allard & Associes.  Read the article (in French only)  Finance et Investissement, Richard Cloutier, February 2nd, 2017 

A year of surprises

The fall in commodity prices in 2015 continued into early 2016 before bouncing back to the point where materials and energy became the two best-performing sectors in 2016 (after being the worst performers the previous year). Download the complete text

Regulatory changes set to improve financial industry reporting and disclosures

Canadian Securities regulators have introduced new regulatory requirements to enhance the client-investment counselor relationship. The latest industry-wide regulatory update is known as “Client Relationship Model 2” (CRM2), and applies to all investment dealers and investment counselors in Canada. CRM2 will take full effect on January 1st  2017 ....  Download the complete text  


First institutional mandate for AA&A

Allard, Allard & Associes is proud to have obtained a first institutional mandate from the Quebec emerging manager program. Read the article. qemp.ca

A strong rebound in gold, metals and oil

During the first half of 2016, the Canadian stock market bounced back as the S&P TSX returned 9.8%.  Download the complete text.

2015: More fear than harm

The last year was challenging for equity investors as several factors contributed to the weakness in the markets.  Download the complete text.