Weekly Insights

Jun 19, 2018 | Ronald J. Wilcock


June 14, 2018 - Insights into the equity, fixed-income, currency and commodity markets from RBC Wealth Management.

Corbin and Landon made a surprise trip back from Ottawa this weekend. Although brief, we were able to spend lots of time (and money) with them. We also saw Hayden and Spencer, Diane’s side of the family, and we Skyped Keeton & Sara, and Madison & Elliot. In addition, we spent Friday night with some great friends. It was a busy, but very nice Father’s Day weekend.


This Past Week; Markets were mixed last week with the TSX up 0.7%, the SP500 finishing even, and the DJIA down -0.9%. They were mixed again yesterday with the TSX up and US markets down. Although they have not reached their highs of late January, all three of these indexes have now worked their way back into positive territory for the year to date. It would not be surprising if there are further small dips as they continue to fight their way back up. We are trying to take advantage of the opportunities as they arise in both directions. Our Canadian, US, and Global Focus Lists were all positive and ahead of the markets as of the end of May, and have continued moving even higher month to date in June.

All the same, investors need to continue to exercise some patience in these volatile markets.


The Weekend/Weather; The weather promises to be pleasant the rest of the week with temperatures in the mid 70’sF/low 20’sC.

If you are looking for something to do Sunday nights; there is a summer concert series at Waterloo park from 7-9 pm. This weekend is the Waterloo Concert Band.

Have a great week!


Global Insight WEEKLY

European equity downgrade: Continental drift


Global Insight Monthly

In conversation: Paying attention to the yield curve


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