5 from 5i: These are the five themes investors should pay attention to in 2021

Chris White Jan 08, 2021

Market View

After a wild US political climate, major US indices hit record levels as investors hoped for an extended US stimulus package. The latest rounds of global lockdown weighed on fuel sales, however, oil prices hit an 11-month high after Saudi Arabia promises to cut output. US dollar and US treasury yield rose, suppressing gold downwards. The Canadian dollar was 78.73. U.S. S&P500 ended the week up 0.8%, while the TSX ended the week up 2.1%.

All sectors except materials rose in the first week of 2021. Healthcare rose the most by 12.0%, followed by energy 8.2%, and industrials 3.8%. Consumer discretionary gained 2.5%, and financials were up 1.4%. Materials slipped 1.4%. The most heavily traded shares by volume were Nevada Copper Corp, Hut 8 Mining Corp, and Zenabis Global.

5 from 5i

Here are five reads we found interesting last week:


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Disclosure: Please note that the author does not hold a financial or other interest in stocks or funds mentioned.



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Jan 9, 2021
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Jan 8, 2021
I just want to thank you for sharing all the top 5 must reads and other blogs. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for us. If I may have an influence on the coming changes to the website then I hope you continue to do this.
Thank you once again