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...

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...

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...

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...

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