How did stocks do during the third quarter?

International stocks had a tiny .3% return in Canadian dollar terms.  Canadian and U.S. stocks each rose 3%.  The TSX Composite reached a record high on September 20th.

What developments affected markets?

Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China wer...

October 4, 2019

Global growth continues to trend downward for 2019 and will spill over into 2020 as political uncertainty mounts (see Chart 1). For 2019, global GDP has been revised downward from 3.3% to 3.1%. This would mark the weakest pace in a decade and would leave little room for the global economy to absorb...

Stocks continued to retrace the 2018 fourth quarter decline and in North America, reached record highs.  The TSX Composite was up 3% while the S&P 500 and MSCI EAFE (international stocks) rose 2% in Canadian dollar terms.  Despite plenty of weaker economic data, stocks gained on signs of a trad...

The global economy has been unfolding for the most part as predicted since the first quarter- decelerating growth. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised global growth downward from 3.5% to 3.3% in April for 2019. However, signs of stabilizing growth have arisen. These include:

  • Global...

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