Bull and Bear Markets in Canada since 1957

There have been nine bull and bear markets in the Canadian equity market since 1957. Like in other countries, bull markets have been longer than bear markets with the average bull market lasting 70 months with an average return of over 141%. Similarly the average bear market lasted about 12 months with an average loss …

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Canadian Stocks Have Vastly Underperformed US Stocks

Canadian stocks have performed poorly compared to their American peers in the past five years. In fact, the S&P 500 has earned double the return of Canadian equities in the past years as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Source: Yahoo Finance One of the main reason for the poor performance of the …

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The Top 10 Canadian Dividend Stocks

The top 10 dividend stocks of Canada are shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Note: Data shown is as of April 20, 2018 and is based on the domestic market. For US investors, Canada charges a lower withholding taxes on dividends for regular taxable accounts(except REITs).  There is no dividend withholding taxes for …

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A Comparison of U.S. and Canada Equity Market Returns

The Canadian stock market has been one of the worst performing markets in the world in the past decade according to a recent article in The Globe and Mail. One of the main reasons from the poor performance of Canadian stocks relative to their American peers is the global crash in commodity prices. From the …

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Bloomberg: Canadian Stocks Look Cheap

Many of the equity markets have double-digit percentage growth so far this year. For example, developed European markets like Austria and Denmark are up by 21.4% and 12.9% respectively. Among emerging markets, Chile and India are up by 20.6% and 18.4% respectively YTD based on their benchmark indices. The S&P 500 has increased by a …

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