The Week That Was

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Investors fled stocks last week as each of the indices we track fell sharply. London’s FTSE 100 was last week’s worst performer with a decline of nearly 4.6% followed by the Canadian S&P/TSX composite which plunged nearly 4.3%. Falling crude prices and the increasing likelihood of a Fed rate hike were the likely reason for the market carnage.

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The Week That Was

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Profit taking was the name of the game last week as 6 of the 7 indices posted sharp declines, with the DOW and CAC 40 tying for first place in this dubious competition. Strong October job numbers are making an even louder case for a December interest rate lift off. Long-term investors may want to take the opportunity to increase exposure in their preferred stocks upon further weakness in the weeks ahead (once the business case for investing in the model has not changed materially of course).

The Week That Was

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Last week was a good week for equity investors as each of the indices ended higher. Germany’s DAX was last week’s top performer with a gain of 6.8% followed by France’s CAC 40 at +4.7%. The French CAC 40 continues to lead on a YTD basis. China’s recent rate cut and musings about further European QE could see further gains next week.