Annual Total Returns for Key Market Indices from 2012 to 2021: For Canadian Investors

One of the key strategies for success with investing in equities is diversification. Following this strategy not only allows an investor reduce risk but also generate higher returns. Diversification can take many forms The easiest way to achieve diversification is to spread one’s investment across many times of asset classes. The following chart shows the …

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Rail Transportation in Canada: Infographic

I have written many times before that railroads are an important pillar of the Canadian economy. Just two freight railroads – Canadian National(CNI) and Canadian Pacific (CP) – dominate the industry. The following infographic from Statistics Canada shows some of the interesting facts about rail transportation in 2020: Click to enlarge Source: Statistics Canada Disclosure: Long …

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Canadian Bank Stocks’ Return Year-to-Date: Chart

Canadian banks stocks also have not escaped the carnage in the markets so far this year. The declines have not been severe. Most have fallen under 10% with the exception of Bank of Nova Scotia(BNS) which is off by over 11%. Unlike its peers, ScotiaBank has high exposure to emerging markets especially in Latin America. …

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