Market Recap & Box Score

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

Monthly Recap: May 2017

The S&P500 and MSCI World Index extended their winning streaks by climbing 0.5% and 1.3%, respectively, during the period. The gains were achieved despite a mid-month head-fake, when the two benchmarks dropped 1.8% and 1.2%, respectively, on 17-May-17. Volatility briefly returned as rumours of a Donald Trump impeachment were sparked by the firing of FBI …

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Monthly Recap: April 2017

Markets spent much of April in wait-and-see mode. Uncertainty persisted due to the first round of French elections and execution risk related to Trump’s planned healthcare and tax reform. However, as we write this memo, both issues have invigorated risky assets. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen emerged as final-round competitors in the French elections, …

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Monthly Recap: March 2017

Markets took a breather in March after the S&P 500 touched an all-time high of 2,400 on 01-Mar-17, turning a 2.2% gain for the period into a 1.1% loss. The MSCI World fared slightly better, rising 0.95%, while the TSX was negatively affected by weak oil to end the period down 3.8%. Following 64 trading …

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