January 2018 Commentary

January started off as one of the strongest months for equities in the history of capital markets with stocks marching relentlessly higher amid investor optimism and non-existent volatility. Continued strong performance in the US economy combined with positive earnings revisions from US tax reform helped buoy the S&P 500 5.7% for the month, the best start to the year in 31 years. Meanwhile, here in Canada, uncertainty surrounding NAFTA weighed on the TSX, resulting in a loss of 1.4% for January. Both of the Forge First funds generated positive net returns for January.

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Emma Querengesser