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The global health care sector provides a compelling investment destination for investors looking to diversify away from the flagging themes of emerging markets growth and reaching for yield.
The global health care sector provides a compelling investment destination for investors looking to diversify away from the flagging themes of emerging markets growth and reaching for yield.
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SCOTT BARLOW

Pharma stocks are just what the doctor ordered for Canadian investors

 

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At ROB Insight we’ve spent considerable effort assessing whether the primary post-crisis drivers of Canadian equity performance – China and declining interest rates, primarily – are completely exhausted or just tired. But for Canadian investors looking to reduce portfolio risk it doesn’t really matter whether the trends are in their seventh or ninth innings – the time to diversify is now. The U.S. health care sector may be just what the doctor ordered.