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...

Global equities had stellar gains in the first quarter with the TSX up 13%, S&P 500 (US stocks) 11% and MSCI EAFE (International stocks) 8% in Canadian dollar terms. Confidence in economic growth increased despite weakness in some data. The improvement was largely due to changes in central bank poli...

January 11, 2019

In our last Equities Comment, we highlighted how world stocks excluding the U.S. had slightly negative returns for the year while the U.S. was up over 8%.  This changed dramatically in the fourth quarter when  U.S. stocks were down 9%, International stocks fell 8% and the TSX declined 10%.  (Note:...

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October 8, 2019

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