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Time for Small Caps? June 2023
Since 1957 Canadian large cap stocks have generated an average annual total return of 9.9%. Over the same time period, Canadian small cap stocks earned an average annual total return of 14.0%.
Why Household Debt Will Not Kill The Economy March 2023
While concerns over the cost of rising interest rates and their impact on capital market expectations is certainly valid, history has shown that for Canadians in particular, it’s not the nail in the coffin as far as recessions go.
Not Quite a Typical Bull Market Yet May 2023
Many investors are not optimistic for the future prospects of stocks. Of course, the same thing was being said of the markets in early 2009 when the world was thought to be on the edge of financial ruin. The reality was that buying equities in the early part of 2009...
Equally Weighted vs. Cap Weighted April 2023
The 1990’s saw the launch of equally weighted indices in the U.S. which have outperformed their traditional cousins, the long standing market capitalization weighted (market cap) indices, by 1.1% per year for the S&P 500 (which was formerly launched in April 2003).
First Five Days of January February 2023
There are many investment indicators, strategies, anomalies and down right myths that influence investors strategies or trading patterns.
Fixed Income is Resilient January 2023
To put it plainly, 2022 has been exasperating for investors across all asset classes. Perhaps the most difficult result to deal with has been the performance of bonds which are coming off of their worst year in over half a century.
If the Equity Markets have bottomed, then… December 2022
The Canadian stock market has rallied 10.4% since September 30th. After dramatic losses for the first three quarters of 2022, the market is only marginally down 1.0% year to date.
Using History as our Guide November 2022
History has a way of repeating itself and history might be about to deliver a welcome relief from the equity market turmoil in the form of a turning point; in what, until now, has been a one-sided slide.
Rising Short Rates Rarely Mean Bond Disasters October 2022
Interest rates have been steadily on the rise in Canada since the beginning of 2022 and the general consensus is that they still have a little way to go.
Monthly Melancholy September 2022
When investors discuss the worst month for stock market performance, most think of October. After all, October is the month Black Monday and Black Tuesday occurred marking the crashes of 1987 and 1929.

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