Financial markets at a glance – June 30, 2022

Financial markets at a glance - June 30, 2022

 

FINANCIAL MARKETS
AT A GLANCE

 

JUNE 30, 2022

Both Canadian and U.S. equities were negative over the quarter. Yields were mixed across the curve. Corporate bonds outperformed government bonds, and subsequently shorter term bonds outperformed long term bonds. Here are the financial markets at a glance.

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CANADIAN EQUITIES

 

US EQUITIES

 

 

Sector
10 of the 11 Canadian equity sectors ended the quarter in negative territory. Here are the best and worst performing sectors relative to last quarter.

 

Sector
All of the 11 U.S. equity sectors ended the quarter in negative territory. Here are the best and worst performing sectors relative to last quarter.

 

WORST PERFORMERS

BEST PERFORMERS

Energy

Energy

 

Utilities

Utilities

Consumer Staples

Consumer

Staples

3.5% Down arrow

-3.5% Down arrow

-5.0% Down arrow

Healthcare

Healthcare

Information Technology

Information
Technology

Materials

Materials

-45.6% Down arrow

-24.0% Down arrow

-23.6% Down arrow

 

Consumer Staples

Consumer

Staples

Utilities

Utilities

-1.5% Up arrow

-2.0% Down arrow

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Consumer

Discretionary

Communication Services

-23.7% Down arrow

-18.1% Down arrow

 

 

Company size performance comparison 
Large companies modestly outperformed medium and small-sized companies, but all were negative over the quarter.

 

Company size performance comparison 
Small, medium and large companies were negative over the quarter, with medium companies underperforming the most.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s working/What’s not working

From a style perspective, both value and growth were negative, but value outperformed growth and the index.
From a factor perspective, dividends and low volatility were the best performers while quality and momentum trailed, but all factors were negative.

 

What’s working/What’s not working

Value and growth were both negative, but value outperformed both the index and growth in the quarter.
All factors were negative this quarter, but dividends and low volatility outperformed the index.

 

 

 

GLOBAL EQUITIES

 

FIXED INCOME

 

 

 

Regional 
 

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Company size performance comparison 
Global small and large companies were negative over the quarter with small companies underperforming the most.

Small Business Down arrow
Large Corporations Down arrow

Small Companies
Large Companies

What’s working/What’s not working

From a style perspective, value outperformed growth and the MSCI World Index. However, both ended the quarter in negative territory.
Dividends and low volatility were the factors that outperformed the index, but all factors and the index were negative.

 

Yields were mixed across the curve this quarter, with yields in the short, middle and long end moving higher as interest rates and inflation rose. 

Relative bond performance 

 

   Bond yield 

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Bond yields were up with both shorter and longer date bond yields increasing over the quarter.

Yield on the Canada 2-year rose from 2.27% to 3.10%.
Canada 5-year rose from 2.39% to 3.10%.
Canada 10-year rose from 2.40% to 3.23%.
Canada long bond rose from 2.37% to 3.14%.

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

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June 2022