December 2018 was the worst December in 25 years. Stock markets were down around the world; Canadian and emerging market bonds were one of the few bright spots.
October was a rough month for investors. Stock markets were down around the world, bonds were down, and REITs were down too. Even the major hedge fund indexes were down.
September was another negative month for most global equity markets, with the exception of the US.
August was a negative month for most global equity markets, with the exception of the US. The latest report on active managers showed the underperformance continues.
June was a good month for North American stocks, while international markets struggled. Bonds and REITS performed well.
May was a good month for stocks, both in Canada and most international markets. Bonds also performed well. Meanwhile, at the other end of the risk spectrum, the first leveraged marijuana ETF has been launched.
April was a good month for Canadian and European stocks helping to offset declines in bond markets.
March was another down month for most markets. Bonds and REITs helped to provide some relief for investors.