Category: Investments and markets

First Quarter 2011 Review

Continuing the trend of the second half of 2010, the Canadian equity market posted strong first quarter results with the S&P/TSX Composite Index up 5.6% over the period. Gains were led by the health care sector (which represents only 1% of the overall Index) and the energy sector as crude oil prices increased in the face of rising political tension...

The Economy and Financial Markets Review - Q4 2010

With strong market performance in the second half of 2010, driven by improving and stabilizing economic data, most markets have recovered nearly all the value that was lost during the crash of late 2008. The Canadian stock market had a strong fourth quarter with the S&P/TSX Composite Index up 9.4%. The materials and energy sectors led the gains as...

The Economy and Financial Markets - Third Quarter 2010

Global stock markets rebounded during the third quarter although they remain volatile. While investors continued to cling to perceived safety in assets such as gold and federal debt, strengthening economic numbers began to appear and provided markets with some optimism later in the quarter. The Canadian stock market roared back in the third quarter with the...

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