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Apr 16, 2018 | Ronald J. Wilcock


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April 12 , 2018 - Insights into the equity, fixed-income, currency and commodity markets from RBC Wealth Management.

Unbelievable weather for the middle of April! An event I had planned on going to Saturday, and volunteering at the Rotary Dream Home on Sunday afternoon, were both canceled accordingly. I think this may have been the first weekend all year where I had nothing on and just hung around the house. It was glorious.

 

Tax Packages; The March 29 tax package mailings will conclude this year’s tax reporting. However, clients should be aware that it is possible for issuers to amend previously reported information resulting in amended tax packages.

 

This Past Week; It was great to see a positive week for almost all global equity markets and definitely US markets. The TSX was up 0.4%, while the DOW and the SP500 were up 1.8% and 2.0% respectively. According to pre-markets at the moment markets are experiencing some relief as the aftermath of missile strikes were relatively contained and we supposed to at least begin the week with positive markets.

The Weekend/Weather; Although the rest of the month will still be unseasonably cool, this should have been our last “winter” (I know) weekend. There could be some more flurries over the next few days then the temperatures will gradually get slightly higher.

Stay warm and have a great week!

 

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