Why Staying Invested for the Long Term is Important: Canadian Example

Equity markets in most countries go through periods of bull and bear markets on a regular basis. Bull markets propel valuations to astronomical levels sometimes and that leads to a eventual plunge. Bear markets, though painful, are not a time for investors to thrown in the towel. The recent decline during the Covid-10 pandemic was …

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Overview of Canadian Government Spending by Function: Infographic

One of the arguments often made by Americans about its allies is their defense spending. It is not secret that most of Europe depends on the US to provide security while they focus their spending on social and other items. The same scenario is true with its neighbor Canada as well. Canadian defense spending is …

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Canada S&P/TSX Composite Index Annual Total Returns from 1920 to 2022: Chart

Canada’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index is up by 7.12% on price return basis year-to-date as of December 21, 2023. The YTD total return, which includes reinvested dividends, is even better at 10.58%. The TSX Composite Index has generated an annual total average return of 7.51% over the past 100 years from 1920 to 2022 according …

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The 2023 Andex Chart for Canadian Investors: Chart

The Andex Chart is a powerful one-pager that shows the performance of different asset classes such as stocks, bonds, balanced portfolio, etc. over a period of time. The chart also shows the bull and bear markets since the 1930s. The chart below shows the growth of C$1,000 from 1934 thru 2022 for Canadian stocks, US …

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Canada’s S&P/TSX Annual Total Returns From 1948 To 2020: Chart

Equities tend to go up in the long term measured in decades. This is true for most equity markets. Many studies have shown the US equities for instance have yielded positive returns in more years than negative returns. Canadian stocks have also performed in a similar fashion. In the years from 1948 to 2020, Canadian …

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