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Aug 21, 2018 | Ronald J. Wilcock


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August 16, 2018 - Insights into the equity, fixed-income, currency and commodity markets from RBC Wealth Management.

I have a small sponsorship in a Charity event Thursday night – All in For Brain Research. Logan Couture is the Executive Director of the event and there are other NHL players supporting and attending it. Concussion education and research has already had rule change effects on many professional sports and I expect we will see that continue. I am happy to “play” a small part in supporting it. We should have a fun evening for a great cause.

 

This Past Week and more; Markets rallied on Friday allowing U.S. markets to finish the week positively with the S&P 500 @ 0.6% and the DOW @ 1.4%. International equity markets continued to struggle with most negative for the week. At home the S&P/TSX finished the week flat @ 0.0%.

Being in the heart of the summer doldrums here in North American the next couple of weeks, the markets historically tend to mirror this and drift a little due to lack of interest. As we saw with a great July, one never knows but, it definitely would be nice if we had a little break from Geopolitical dramatics to go with along with the finale of summer.

 

The Weekend/Weather; I hope that whatever you are up to you and yours are able to take advantage of your preferred way to spend the next couple of weeks and have a great finish to summer!

 

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