Market Recap & Box Score

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

Monthly Recap: November 2017

November was another positive month for markets, with almost all asset classes taking part.  The S&P 500 and MSCI World Indices each gained 1.7% during the period, with strength from technology and consumer discretionary sectors offset by weakness in telecom and industrials.  In Canada, the TSX lagged global indices, up 0.3%, after outperforming in October.  …

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Monthly Recap: October 2017

As October comes to a close, global markets continue their expansion.  The Fed indicated its intention to begin unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.  However, investors are either doubtful that the action will impact capital markets or they are in denial that the tapering will ever begin.  During the month, the MSCI World and S&P …

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Monthly Recap: September 2017

The market pullback in August was short-lived. Global equity markets registered sharp reversals, leading both the S&P500 and MSCI World indexes to all-time highs.  Following a four-month losing streak, the TSX strengthened 2.5% during the reporting period.  The gains were greased by a 10.4% surge in the price of oil.  The commodity was spurred by …

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