5 from 5i: Should you worry about recession risk?

Barkha Rani Jun 09, 2023
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As per Statistics Canada, Canada lost 17,000 jobs in May. It was the first time in eight months that there was a net job loss. The unemployment rate has risen to 5.2 per cent. Bank of Canada increased policy rate by a quarter percent to 4.75%. The Canadian dollar was 74.93 cents USD. The U.S. S&P500 ended the week up 0.4%, while the TSX was down 0.8%.


It was a week of mostly reds. Healthcare slid the most at 5.7%. Consumer staples declined by 3.8%, while industrials gave up 2.3%. Materials, energy, and consumer discretionary ended the week relatively flat. The most heavily traded shares by volume were Canadian Natural Resources, Suncor Energy, and Orea Mining.

5 from 5i

Here are five reads we found interesting last week:

Happy Reading & Stay Safe!


Disclosure: The analyst(s) responsible for this report do not have a financial or other interest in securities mentioned.



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