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Cambridge Semi-Annual Portfolio Manager Review and Outlook

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This year has brought about the largest economic shock in modern history as well as the largest stimulus response in history. Cambridge Canadian Equity Fund began the year with a cyclical bias, but as the pandemic gained ground, we began reducing our investment in the energy sector and cyclical exposure.

How to Think Through Market and Fundamental Uncertainty: Volume Two

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By Brandon Snow, Principal and Chief Investment Officer – As I write this update to my last blog, there are tentative signs that the COVID-19 virus is plateauing, with the increase in new infections no longer following an exponential curve. However, while market volatility has calmed down, it is still elevated.

Letter from the CIO

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2019 has been a successful year for investors by all accounts. As of the end of November, the Toronto Stock Exchange is up 22.28%, S&P 500 Index up 27.63% and Financial Times Stock Exchange Canada Universe Overall Bond Index is up 7.79%. This is an arbitrary end point, as there was tremendous trepidation at the end of 2018, where we saw markets correct by more than 15%1 in December 2018, which gave Cambridge a great opportunity to put capital to work for clients. For Cambridge, 2019 represented a year of growth and evolution towards our goal of adding value to clients through investment excellence and improved client service.

Why Energy? A Brief Historical Perspective

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Over the past six months or so, energy has become a much larger weight in our Canadian Equity portfolios. Using charts from a data visualization software that we use at Cambridge Global Asset Management (“Cambridge”), I want to describe what has attracted us to find good value in the energy sector and how and why we have built our exposure in this sector.

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