Market Recap & Box Score

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

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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Monthly Recap: January 2015

Global equity markets ended the month down 1.63%, amid global growth concerns. Despite positive earnings announcement from Apple, Visa and Amazon, the S&P500 Index dropped 3.1%, on the back of weaker than expected growth and tumbling oil prices. On the other hand, European stocks were buoyed by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) pledge to purchase …

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Monthly Recap: December 2014

US equity markets remained relatively flat in December, but ended the year in the green. Specifically, the S&P 500 index closed the year up 11.4% or 13.7% including dividends, the sixth straight year of gains. The index received a lift from an expanding US economy, a rise in corporate profits, and stubbornly low interest rates. …

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