Market Recap & Box Score

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

Monthly Recap: April 2015

Global equity markets whipsawed back and forth in April before closing the month up 1.87%. In the United States, data revealed GDP grew at 0.2% in the first quarter, while inflation remained below the Federal Reserve’s 2% target for the 35th consecutive month. In conjunction with the slowdown, the DXY, which measures the US dollar …

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Monthly Recap: March 2015

Volatility returned in March, with the global benchmark bouncing between all-time highs and negative territory, before eventually settling in the red. The MSCI All-Country World Index lost 0.31%, while the S&P 500 closed down 1.58%. U.S. equity markets slid amid disappointing economic data and concerns over poor corporate earnings prospects. The DXY, an index that …

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Monthly Recap: February 2015

Global equity markets rebounded in February after falling 1.63% in January amid global growth concerns. The MSCI World Index gained 5.61%, while the S&P 500 and S&P/TSX closed up 5.49% and 3.45%, respectively. This was, in part, sparked by Janet Yellen’s comments that the Federal Reserve will only start lifting rates once it is “reasonably …

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