5 from 5i: A crisis test - Value vs Growth, Active vs Passive, Small Cap vs Large

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Market View

Major stock indices fell today at open due to deteriorating US-China relations and poor US retail sales. Oil rose after a surprise drawdown in US inventories and signs that demand from China is increasing. Gold remains unchanged. The Canadian dollar was 71.07 cents. 

The week ended with more reds than green. Financials slipped by 4.7% this week, followed by consumer discretionary and utilities, both of which declined by 2.8%. Energy slipped by 1.1%. Technology rose 3.0% and healthcare by 0.4%. Aurora Cannabis posted a smaller loss compared to prior quarters helped by North America stockpiling cannabis ahead of lockdowns. Adjusted loss before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization came in at $50.8 million vs $80.2 million a quarter ago. Canadian auto parts maker, Linamar Corp, posted quarterly reports beating profit estimates. The company cut its capital asset expenditure by 25% in the first quarter. The most heavily traded shares by volume were Zenabis Global, Aurora Cannabis, and Aphria Inc.

5 from 5i

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