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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S&P/TSX Composite Index Calendar Year Returns From 1924 To 2020: Chart

Stocks tend to go up in the long term. Though in the short-term stocks can be volatile or earn negative returns, when considered over many years or even decades stocks usually generate a positive return. This is true in the case of Canadian market also. The following chart shows the calendar year returns of the …

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