Market Recap & Box Score

Our regular summary of the capital markets. Check back each month for new updates.

Monthly Recap: February 2018

During this period, market participants were reminded that the stock market and the economy are not the same thing. The US Labor Department’s January jobs report showed that 200,000 new jobs were added in the first month of 2018.  Meanwhile, the historic rise in global equities came to an abrupt halt.  An unprecedented streak of …

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Monthly Recap: January 2018

The New Year has not interrupted the equity markets as the S&P 500 and MSCI World Indices have increased over 5% since 19-Dec-17.  The TSX was also up for the period, albeit to a lesser degree at 1.3% as Canadian energy names continue to lag through the depressed price of Western Canadian Select oil.  Gold …

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Monthly Recap: December 2017

The US led markets higher in December.  The S&P 500 bounced more than 4% as Trump’s tax plan is closer to passing.  Hopes are anchored on the belief that US companies will distribute tax savings to employees in the form of wage growth while also pumping cash back into the economy through capital expenditures.  This …

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