Viewpoints by Macan Nia, CFA, at Manulife Investment Management
Macan is responsible for analyzing macroeconomic trends and market developments on behalf of Manulife Investment Management in Canada. He works closely with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with commentary on strategies and asset allocation. By leveraging capital markets and industry research, his team helps to influence Manulife Investment Management’s product and business strategy in Canada. Macan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Bank failures—unexpected events make investment decisions difficult
Events like the U.S. and European bank failures raise a key question. What should investors do during volatile times like these? Looking back at the last few years might give us an idea about how to discuss this with investors who may be uneasy or fearful.Read more
The bar to stop hiking is probably lower than the bar to cut rates
Concerns about financial stability may not have stopped the Fed from raising rates; however, there's a growing sense that we're now closer to—if not already at—the end of the U.S. rate-hike cycle.Read more
Corrections are normal? Yes, they are.
Why invest in the equity markets? Day-to-day volatility can be unsettling to watch. Corrections happen, but they don’t last forever. This short video gives you an overview of corrections in equity markets, and compares the upturns to the downturns.Read more
Ukraine-Russia conflict—what investors should know
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a military attack on Ukraine, creating volatility in world markets. This conflict is affecting oil prices, stocks, and bonds. How should investors react to the escalation of tension in Eastern Europe?Read more