July saw equity markets continue their recovery, with some even turning positive for the year.
March was the worst month for global stock markets since the 2008-09 financial crisis. Bonds were down a little, while oil halved (!) in price as COVID-19 shutdowns decimated the demand for oil.
February was a down month for nearly all equity market indexes as the corona virus continued to spread around the world.
December was a good month for most equity markets, while one of the best performing asset classes in 2019, REITs, took a breather.
October was another good month for stocks, while one of the best performing asset classes, REITs, took a breather.
September is the worst month on average for stocks, but this September was a good one with equity markets performing well. Bonds were down slightly and REITs again performed well.
August was a down month for most equity markets, however Canadian stocks were one of the few positives. Meanwhile bonds and REITs performed well.
July was a quiet but positive month for most equity markets. The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade which rattled markets at the end of the month.