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2011 Q1 Newsletter
March 31, 2011
After a positive start to first quarter (Q1) in equity markets, two major regional events negatively affected markets. The rise of resistance to dictators in the Middle East and Northern Africa manifested itself in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other nat...
2010 Q4 Newsletter
December 31, 2010
The final quarter of 2010 provided a strong finish to a solid year in equity markets. Difficulties in Europe and slow job growth in the United States led most central banks to hold interest rates at historic low levels. As well in the United States t...
2010 Q3 Newsletter
September 30, 2010
We are very pleased to report strong performance in the third quarter (Q3). Equities gained significant ground during the quarter reversing the losses in the second quarter. On a year to date basis there have been modest gains in equities indices bas...
2010 Q2 Newsletter
June 30, 2010
Our expectations for further gains in the equity markets in the second quarter (Q2) were not realized. Although Canadian economic recovery continued to out-pace recovery in other nations, markets were negatively affected by three factors. The first f...
2010 Q1 Newsletter
March 31, 2010
Global economies recovery continued and strengthened in the first quarter (Q1) of 2010. Growth increased its pace in the Asian economics leading China to raise interest rates to contain its growth to 10% per annum. As well, the Canadian economy creat...
2009 Q4 Newsletter
December 31, 2009
During the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2009 the strong rebound in equity markets continued. Accelerating growth in China and other Asian nations supported a continued rebound in copper, oil and other commodity prices in Q4. Strong job creation in Canada s...
2009 Q3 Newsletter
September 30, 2009
During the third quarter (Q3) of 2009 the strong rebound in equity markets continued. Accelerating growth in China and other Asian nations supported a rebound in copper, oil and other commodity prices in Q3. These commodity price gains aided Canadian...
2009 Q2 Newsletter
June 30, 2009
During the second quarter (Q2) of 2009 there was a strong rebound in North American equity markets. Promising signs of recovery in the economies of Asia led to a rebound in commodity prices such as base metals and oil. This aided Canadian equity mark...
2009 Q1 Newsletter
March 31, 2009
In the context of volatile and negative world equity markets, Canadian markets generally held their ground in the first quarter. Canadian equity markets outperformed those in the United States, losing only 3.0% versus 11.0 to 13.0% losses. Economic n...
2008 Q4 Newsletter
December 31, 2008
The fourth quarter (Q4) proved an extremely negative quarter capping the worst year in equity markets since 1931. The crisis in the US financial sector caused by sub-prime mortgage lending and the subsequent collapse of several major financial instit...