20 Feb GLC Market Matters
January 2018 Highlights
Global stock markets started their year off by continuing their winning ways. Unfortunately, mid-way through January the Canadian stock market hit the proverbial patch of black ice (oil and winter pun intended), slipped, and fell backwards.
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- Stock markets began the year with strong gains before giving way to a shift in sentiment.
- Bond yields rose, as did expectations for central bank tightening action.
- Stock market volatility has returned after months of record low volatility.
- Canadian equities lagged as energy and interest rate sensitive stocks declined.