Market Watch Weekly - May 15, 2015

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Good afternoon,

 

As we head into the Victoria Day long weekend in Canada, the traditional kick off to summer for many families who enjoy camping, boating etc… please be careful on the roads this weekend and give yourself a little extra time to get wherever it is you are going, and once you get there enjoy.

 

This week the capital markets took their lead from the fixed income markets and Europe.

 

For those of our readers who are not aware, the global fixed income markets are much larger than the equity markets when it comes to the size of invested capital, so when the fixed income markets make any sort of swift move up or down, it has great impact. Why this is significant for investors is that bond prices move in the opposite direction to interest rates and yields, so when rates rise, prices decline and vice versa. This reactionary movement in the bond markets can have quite a "shock" effect on general markets when there is a sudden shift (as we are beginning to see) in the direction or expected direction of interest rates. Please click here to read this week's Market Watch Weekly.

Have a great weekend.


Best Regards,

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