5 from 5i: The big tech extortion racket

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Market View

All major North American indices closed lower in the past four of five sessions. Britain struck its first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan. European Central Bank and Bank of Canada kept interest rates unchanged. The U.S. dollar slipped. The Canadian dollar was 75.87. U.S. S&P500 was down 2.9% this week and the TSX ended the week down 1.2%.

It was a mixed bag this week with more reds than greens. Energy slid by 10% this week, followed by technology, which was down 4.5%. Consumer discretionary and Healthcare slipped 3.1% and 2.5%, respectively. Consumer staples and industrials held up 0.7%, each. The most heavily traded shares by volume were Freegold Ventures, Teck Resources, and Suncor Energy.

5 from 5i

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