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2024-04-22 — Market Review First Quarter Market Review
The equity markets continued their upward trajectory following a robust fourth quarter in 2023. Several benchmarks even set new records in the first quarter of 2024.
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2024-01-23 — Market Review 2023 A volatile but positive year
It was a good year for the markets in terms of performance, despite the pessimism of forecasters and the high volatility. Looking at the ups and downs of the chart for the Canadian stock index below, it’s easy to understand how investors sometimes felt like everything was going well while at other times, it was going badly.
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2023-10-20 — Market Review Q3 2023 Market Commentary
After solid gains in the first half of 2023, equities posted a negative return in the third quarter. Bonds also retreated over the past three months as interest rates rose and “higher for longer” has become the new mantra for interest rates.
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2023-07-21 — Market Review Mid-Year Market Commentary
During the first six months of 2023, several factors have impacted the global economy and stock markets. Rising inflation, stress on the balance sheets of US regional banks, and the rapid development of artificial intelligence were among the most influential factors. We will review each of these elements and then explain how they contributed to the current state of the markets.
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2023-04-24 — Market Review A volatile first quarter
Both equity and fixed income markets wrapped up a volatile first quarter that included a wild swing in interest rate expectations, a mini bank crisis culminating in the forced take-over of Credit Suisse and even an oil supply shock as OPEC unexpectedly announced production cuts.
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2022-02-19 — Market Review Market Review - Fourth Quarter 2021
2021 was another year of turmoil marked by new COVID variants, disruptions of supply chains and inflation levels never experienced for many investors. Despite this backdrop, equities had a strong year...
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