January 24, 2022 – With the VIX approaching 40, we are currently going through a bout of market volatility caused by investor consternation regarding central bank monetary tightening, geopolitical conflict and growth fears due to the ongoing pandemic. 2022 has kicked off with a turbulent start.

2022 Outlook

In this wide-ranging live discussion, I discuss my 2022 outlook on a myriad of themes that are top-of-mind for investors:

  • Inflation
  • Interest rates
  • Bonds
  • Equities (domestic and international)
  • Short selling
  • Meme stonks
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • SPACs
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • NFTs
  • Key risks that should be on investors’ minds
  • And more!

ETF Best Ideas

We are pleased to announce that RBC Capital Markets has added the Accelerate Arbitrage Fund (TSX: ARB) to their 2022 ETF Best Ideas Portfolio:

“ARB has a near zero beta relative to the S&P 500 and offers a quarterly payout, currently distributing a close to 3% yield. This makes it an attractive ETF that offers downside protection with greater capital return potential than your typical Fixed Income product.”

Source: RBCCM

How to Tone Down Your Risk

Larry MacDonald recently penned the article “How SPACs Can Tone Down Your Risk In These Frothy Markets” in last month’s Globe and Mail. Here is the crux of his thesis for SPAC arbitrage:

“…buying and selling pre-acquisition SPACs can be a virtually riskless way to earn positive returns in bear and bull markets. Most of the absolute returns will be singles between 3 per cent to 8 per cent a year – which may be fine for investors seeking to dial down risk and obtain diversification similar to bonds (when yields were higher). Occasionally, there will also be home runs.”

Given the significant volatility in the markets as of late, SPAC arbitrage could be a good place for investors to hideout. Read the article here.

Happy investing,


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