5 from 5i: Traditional asset allocations

Chris White Oct 18, 2019

Market View

Worries over an economic slowdown in China returns again this week, leaving major indices flat this week. Oil prices rose and gold fell. The Canadian dollar was 76.12 cents. U.S. S&P500 was up 0.9% this week and TSX was down 0.4%.

This week, despite short, was quite a rollercoaster for investors. Healthcare jumped by 5.0%, after a sharp decline last week. Materials fell by 2.7%, followed by Utilities that slipped 2.2%. Consumer staples saw a decline of 1.6%. Gildan Activewear cut its 2019 guidance following a weaker third-quarter result. Corus Entertainment reported a $22.9 million fourth-quarter profit, down from $33.7 million a year ago. The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings, and Gildan Activewear.

5 from 5i

Here are five reads we found interesting last week:

-‘Traditional asset allocations’ don’t work for a lot of investors

-60/40 Portfolio does not work anymore

-The IPO freeze

-What would Robinhood do next

-Does the dis-inversion of the yield curve mean we are safe now?


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Disclosure: The author does not hold positions in any stocks or funds mentioned.



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