2021 Market Outlook

Investors enter 2021 with questions about asset allocation, economic growth, and investment returns in Canada and around the world. How will the financial markets react to the new year? What's next for the economy? How can I position for it?

Manulife Private Wealth brought together a team of industry experts to help identify the key themes that could influence the markets in 2021 so you feel better equipped when making financial decisions.

Discover the resources and experience you need for the new year through our latest video:

A widespread health crisis such as a global pandemic could cause substantial market volatility, exchange trading suspensions and closures, and affect fund performance. For example, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has resulted in significant disruptions to global business activity. The impact of a health crisis and other epidemics and pandemics that may arise in the future, could affect the global economy in ways that cannot necessarily be foreseen at the present time. A health crisis may exacerbate other pre-existing political, social and economic risks. Any such impact could adversely affect fund performance, resulting in losses to your investment.

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