There are many statistical measures available to help evaluate an investment’s performance. Arguably, investors are less sensitive to performance when markets are rising and more sensitive when the markets are falling. Therefore, a measure that separately analyses performance into these two buckets may be a useful component of an investor’s due diligence process.
2016 was a breakout year for Canadian equities. After trailing the US stock market in the preceding five calendar years, the S&P/TSX Composite bounced back in 2016 with a gain of 21.1%, compared to a gain of 8.6% for the S&P 500 (including currency effects) - great news for your Canadian equity investments.
Empire Life Investments CIO Ian Hardacre outlines his investment strategy and extols the benefits of having a contrarian mindset
We’re now a little over a month since the surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
Try Googling “Trump and Reagan” and you will get plenty of material on the comparison between the two, on so many fronts. Even in the financial markets, the foreign exchange market seems to have started to price in a scenario that the Trump presidency will be something like Reagan’s in the 1980s – a scenario that includes a U.S. dollar boom.
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