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Big moves and prowling bears. What should you do?

June 1, 2022
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It’s a big year for big moves.

You’re not imagining things if you think equity markets have felt more volatile than usual in the year to date. Expensive growth-oriented U.S. shares are already well into a bear market, after all, along with emerging-market equities. Bonds prices have also been tumbling this year.

Canadian shares haven’t been spared from the tumult: performance for April and May is set to deliver the largest back-to-back monthly declines since the COVID crash. Before that, we’d need to look back to the energy-market-centric five straight months of losses in 2015 to approximate the April-to-May 2022 decline.

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