Latest market news: Futures for Canada’s TSX rose in Tuesday’s premarket as concerns about the severity of the omicron variant begin to subside, which also supported rising oil prices, giving the Canadian benchmark an additional boost. (Updated December 7, 2021)

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Current performance

Here are last week’s numbers for the North American and international investment markets. (This chart is updated every Monday afternoon, based on the previous Friday’s market-close figures.)


The stock and bond market*
Index Close Week YTD
S&P/TSX Composite 20,633.27 -2.33% 18.36%
Dow Jones Industrial Avg. 34,580.08 -0.91% 12.98%
S&P 500 Index 4,538.43 -1.22% 20.83%
Nasdaq Composite 15,085.47 -2.62% 17.05%
10-yr GoC Yield 1.45% -0.14% 0.78%
10-yr U.S. Treasury Yield 1.35% -0.13% 0.42%
WTI Crude Oil (US$/bbl) 66.26 -2.77% 36.56%
Canadian Dollar US$0.7813 -0.22% -0.52%
Bank of Canada Prime Rate 2.45%

*Weekly performance ending December 3, 2021. Sources: www.bloomberg.com, www.bankofcanada.ca and www.treasury.gov.


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Investment basics

While it’s important to look past the day-to-day ups and downs of the financial markets, understanding how they work can come in handy. The more you know, the easier it is to make wise investing decisions and the more productive your conversations will be with your financial representative. Read our latest “Investment basics” articles to boost your financial-market knowledge.

Navigate market volatility

Market performance can be unpredictable, and that can be alarming for investors. Remember that periods of volatility are a normal part of the investing process and should be expected. Refer to these resources to learn more about navigating market ups and downs, so you can benefit over the long term:


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