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Weak but mostly positive performance for Canadian funds in August: Morningstar

Domestic equity funds had positive results for the year but trailed their foreign counterparts

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 3, 2018 January 21, 2018
  • 14:35

Canadian markets trailed those in the U.S. last year, but portfolio managers see some positives. One caution flag is the economic cycle's late stage

While attractive stocks become more and more expensive, slumping sectors such as energy and retail get cheaper and cheaper

A weakening greenback and stable commodities have resulted in strong earnings in the first half of the year

Canadian equity funds had a solid month as the S&P/TSX composite index broke through the 16,000 mark for the first time

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 2, 2017 November 2, 2017
  • 10:40

After years of struggling with sluggish growth and high unemployment, Europe is on the mend. The outlook for political stability is also improving, despite Brexit

With the Bank of Canada steering policy based on an improving economy, domestic bond yields are rising. Still, fund managers are watchful for destabilizing events

The biggest losers in the third quarter were fixed-income fund categories

After years of disappointing returns, precious metals funds may hold promise. If other equities slide due to continued failures of U.S. fiscal and foreign policy, gold could shine

Weak but mostly positive performance for Canadian funds in August: Morningstar

Precious metals equity index rebounds after four months of losses

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 5, 2017 December 14, 2017
  • 09:45