Weekly Insights

Sep 05, 2018 | Ronald J. Wilcock


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August 30, 2018 - Insights into the equity, fixed-income, currency and commodity markets from RBC Wealth Management.

We had a nice visit with Diane’s family Saturday and then headed out for the Ottawa road trip. Corbin is now back for school, and we were able to spend a little time with Keeton & Sara, and Landon, while we were there on the weekend. A bit of a whirlwind but, great to see everyone.

 

This Past Week and more; Ask and you shall receive. North American Markets certainly co-operated with my request the last two weeks and we had the best August for the SP500 and the DOW in 4 years. They were up 3.0% and 2.2% respectively. Unfortunately, President Trump fulfilled my worry of Geopolitics and it had its effect on our markets here at home. The S&P/TSX was down -1.0% for the month on NAFTA worries. The majority of international markets were negative for the month as well with trade war concerns being at the least, a significant factor. Historically September is often the worst month of the year for stocks. As we saw in July and August though, anything can happen in any given month. If we can get past some of the Geo-politics….

 

The Weekend/Weather; It looks like another day or two of summer like weather followed by being a little milder the rest of the week. I hope your last couple of weeks of vacation season were great and that you have good transition week.

 

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