Market Recap & Box Score

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

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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Monthly Recap: August 2017

Markets pulled-back in August as the MSCI World, S&P 500, and TSX indices all registered losses for the month.  The MSCI World fared the best with a 0.8% drop, likely aided by currency as the USD continued to weaken.  The value of the greenback relative to a basket of foreign currencies is 10.7% in 2017.  …

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