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.
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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.
February was the most difficult month we’ve seen on the global stock markets in some time. Bonds provided a bit of a safe haven as Donald Trump looks to be starting a trade war as a negotiating tactic.
January was a good month for most equity markets, but the Canadian market was left out. The US market was one of the top performers but quickly reversed at the start of February, reintroducing the concept of volatility to many investors.
December was a good month for stock markets around the world, and capped off a good year for our portfolios.
November was a good month for stock markets around the world, less so for bond markets. But the currency or “investment” that did the best was bitcoin.
October was a good month for both stock and bond markets around the world. With the end of the year just around the corner, now is a good time for some final tax planning before its too late.