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Market Commentary

Posted by adminchristine | January 10, 2019

(Jan 2019) It was a challenging year for market returns and global economic growth. 2018 was the weakest year for global markets since the great financial crisis in 2008. Markets...

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Posted by adminchristine | December 18, 2018

As 2018 has drawn to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the year’s challenges—in both the equity and fixed income markets around the world. Market volatility has materially increased...

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Posted by adminchristine | October 11, 2018

Challenges in the quarter There was a lot to digest over the past three months including NAFTA negotiations, trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies and geopolitical concerns relating...

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Posted by adminchristine | July 18, 2018

(2nd Quarter 2018) Challenges in the quarter Despite continued trade dispute chatter, North American equity markets finished the quarter in positive territory as investors focused on strong sales and earnings growth...

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Posted by timtim | May 16, 2018

(First Quarter 2018) In contrast to the relative market calm of 2017, volatility returned to equity markets in the first quarter of this year. Most global markets dropped sharply in...

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Posted by admin | January 18, 2018

(January 2018) Most global equity markets registered healthy results in the fourth quarter of 2017, capping off a strong showing for the year as they responded to encouraging economic data,...

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Posted by admin | October 17, 2017

(October 2017) Challenges in the quarter We’ve seen tensions increase in the North Korean peninsula and the Middle East and ongoing drama from the United States. You’d be forgiven if...

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Posted by admin | July 12, 2017

This past quarter exemplifies what investors should consider regarding their portfolios. We’ve seen tensions increase in the North Korean peninsula and the Middle East, and continued drama from the United...

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Posted by admin | April 18, 2017

(April 2017) The first welcome signs of spring are arriving and we can start looking forward to summer. In reviewing the first quarter of 2017, financial markets in Canada and...

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Posted by admin | September 5, 2014

"Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria". Sir John Templeton Templeton's quote has been at the bottom of my emails for...

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