5 from 5i: Growth vs Value, the never ending debate

Chris White Mar 15, 2019

Market View

US President Donald Trump said he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China. He also insisted that any deal would include protection for intellectual property, a vital topic of the trade talks. Britain’s parliament to vote on seeking a last-minute Brexit delay. China’s industrial output fell to a 17-year low in the first two months of 2019, sending most Asian shares down. US dollar inched up sending gold downwards. The Canadian dollar was 75 cents. U.S. S&P500 was up 2.6% this week, hitting 2019 highs and TSX ended the week up 0.76%.

All but two subgroups ended the week positive. Healthcare jumped the highest by 4.4%, followed by energy 3.0%, technology by 2.2%, and utilities 1.8%. Consumer staples and consumer discretionary were down by 1.0%, each. Air Canada suspended its previous financial forecasts for the first quarter and the full year. This is two days after Canada’s regulator grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX jets. It had guided annual core profit margin of between 19 and 22% from 2019-2021. The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora, Bombardier, and Encana.

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Mar 18, 2019
I have a bias for growth. I have nothing against value other then when value becomes deep value and then a value trap. After three years, you wonder where you are and what has your money done for you. At least with growth you know in a much shorter time frame if you are right or wrong. If you are wrong, you just move on.