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Economic Viewpoint

2017 Has Been a Good Year for Investors Thus Far

June 21, 2017
François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist • Mathieu D’Anjou, Senior Economist

Major asset classes have posted solid performances since the start of 2017. Foreign stock markets did particularly well, having benefited from a weaker greenback. Strong growth in profits is promising for the stock market outlook. The Canadian stock market has underperformed in the last few months, but some catch-up now appears likely. The bond market continued to show remarkable resilience in the first half of 2017, but the next few months could be more difficult for this asset class.