Equity investors are feeling bruised after the first quarter of 2020.  Global stocks reached record highs in the middle of February however, when news hit that the coronavirus was spreading outside of Asia, markets began one of the fastest and largest declines of the last century.  The breakdown of...

Throughout the first quarter capital markets around the world have experienced heightened levels of volatility due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. What was once thought to be a short, sharp decline and “V” shape recovery is now turning into a more severe economic fallout due to...

January 10, 2020

Global stocks surged over 20% in 2019.  The TSX Composite was ahead 23% including dividends. In Canadian dollar terms, the S&P 500 clocked in a gain of 25% and EAFE (Europe, Asia and the Far East) returned 17%. 

Stocks demonstrated resilience against a background of a synchronized global slowdow...

January 7, 2020

2019 was the year of political uncertainty. Consequently, global GDP suffered with a series of downgrades. Global GDP is projected to grow at 3% for 2019, the weakest pace in a decade. The main culprits were the US-China trade war, Brexit and USMCA. To support their economies several central bank po...

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