U.S. vs. Canada: Comparing Equity Market Returns and Benchmark Sector Weightings

The economy of Canada is mainly natural resources based whereas the US economy is well diversified. Accordingly materials and energy are two of the major sectors in the benchmark TSX Index. The following chart shows the total returns and sector weights in the benchmark index of Canada and the US: Click to enlarge   Note: …

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Canadian Stocks Are Cheaper Than US Stocks: Gluskin Sheff

The Canadian stock market has under-performed the US market for many years now. For instance, while the S&P 500 is downy 1.52% year-to-date based on price, the S&P TSX Composite Index is off by 8.7%. The following chart performance of the two indices in the past 5 years: Click to enlarge Source: Yahoo Finance According …

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Five Non-Financial Canadian Stocks

The Canadian equity market offers plenty of opportunities from non-financial sectors. Below are 5 such companies for further research: 1.Company: TELUS Corp (TU) Current Dividend Yield: 4.60% Sector: Telecom 2.Company: BCE Inc (BCE) Current Dividend Yield: 5.74% Sector: Telecom 3.Company: TransCanada Corp (TRP) Current Dividend Yield: 5.26% Sector: Oil & Gas Transportation 4.Company: Enbridge Inc …

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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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