Monthly Newsletter – May 2022

By |June 6th, 2022|

During May, the outlook for interest rates and inflation continued to rise, consumer demand weakened, supply chain constraints appeared to be getting worse, and the Ukraine/Russia conflict showed no sign of ending. Despite headlines that are certainly not improving, the S&P 500 ended the month exactly flat, and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was down just 3%.

Monthly Newsletter – April 2022

By |May 2nd, 2022|

Usually, when the stock market is having a bad period, as it certainly is now, investors can take some comfort in the fixed income part of their portfolio. They know that returns on fixed income are lower over time, but at least the capital is protected and yields are predictable. Usually. The last six months have seen the biggest drop in the bond market in history.

Monthly Newsletter – January 2022

By |February 1st, 2022|

January was the worst month for U.S. stock markets since the start of the pandemic in early 2020. While the TSX was buoyed up by strong commodity prices, the S&P 500 fell by 5.3% and the NASDAQ fell by 9%.  It is not unusual for markets to retrace gains made in strong periods, and there is no doubt that since the markets bottomed in April 2020, this has been a very strong period indeed.

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