Nexus Report

The Nexus Report is where you’ll find a comprehensive review of each quarter, including our four Nexus pooled funds and our thoughts on the market outlook.

2019 Reports

Q1 | March 2019
Smiles have returned to investors’ faces. 2018 was a tough year, punctuated by the worst December performance by the S&P 500 in the U.S. since 1931.
Q2 | June 2019
Many U.S. stock market indexes hit all-time highs in early July, following the best June performance since 1955 for the S&P 500. Moreover, the first
Q3 | September 2019
Newspaper headlines cast a grim shadow over the current investment environment. Whether it be the China-U.S. trade war, the Brexit crisis, drone
Q4 | December 2019
A year ago, investors were licking their wounds following the worst December in U.S. stock markets since 1931. Many expected 2019 would be a difficult

2018 Reports

Q1 | March 2018
Despite an exuberant start to 2018, stock markets grew increasingly uneasy through the first quarter. By quarter-end, Canada’s TSX Composite Index
Q2 | June 2018
After a rocky first quarter in Canadian and U.S. stock markets, investors enjoyed strong gains in the last three months. On a total return basis, the
Q3 | September 2018
In 2017 investors enjoyed a synchronized global stock market rally. Over the first nine months of 2018, however, the paths of equity markets have
Q4 | December 2018
2018 proved to be a difficult year for investors, mostly as a result of the turmoil in markets during the last three months. For all of 2018, the

2017 Reports

Q1 | March 2017
The first quarter of 2017 offered investors around the world much to smile about. Three months ago we wrote about how the U.S. stock market moved
Q2 | June 2017
After a great run in stock markets around the world, June provided a sobering reminder that markets do not go up endlessly. The TSX Composite provided
Q3 | September 2017
The third quarter of 2017 turned out to be another fine quarter for equity investors. Canadian stocks rebounded strongly, and the TSX Composite return
Q4 | December 2017
U.S. stock market returns were terrific in 2017. The S&P 500 generated a total return (in US dollars) of 21.8%, and has compounded at a rate of 20.8%

2016 Reports

Q1 | March 2016
Like a bone-rattling roller coaster ride, the first three months of 2016 offered plenty of thrills for investors. The first five days of stock market
Q2 | June 2016
In the first six months of 2016 Canada’s stock market surged higher, generating a total return of 9.8%. It gives the impression that all is well in
Q3 | September 2016
After struggling through 2015, the Canadian stock market has been red hot in 2016. The TSX Composite rose another 5.5% in the last quarter to be up
Q4 | December 2016
Last year at this time we were enduring the worst start to a year ever experienced in U.S. stock markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged