Latest market news: North American equity markets looked poised for modest gains in pre-market trading Friday ahead of a U.S. Labor Department employment report that’s expected to show accelerated job growth in February. (Updated March 5, 2021)

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Market insights

Weekly recap

Read our latest investment update for information on the financial markets, insights around current headlines, special reports, and more.

Current performance

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

The stock and bond market*
S&P/TSX Composite 18,060.26 -1.76% 3.60%
Dow Jones Industrial Avg. 30,932.37 -1.78% 1.06%
S&P 500 Index 3,811.15 -2.45% 1.47%
NASDAQ Composite 13,192.35 -4.92% 2.36%
10-yr GoC Yield 1.35% 0.14% 0.68%
10-yr U.S. Treasury Yield 1.44% 0.10% 0.51%
WTI Crude Oil (US$/bbl) 61.50 3.81% 26.75%
Canadian Dollar US$0.7883 -0.57% 0.37%
Bank of Canada Prime Rate 2.45%

*Weekly performance ending Feb. 26, 2021. Sources:, and

Client resources

Navigating market volatility

Recent market performance has been 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 in the long term:

Fund manager expertise

Keep in mind that the fund managers we partner with have been through market uncertainty before. They understand markets and are well-equipped with sound strategies that are designed for the long game. Here are some of the latest reports and resources available from these fund managers:

Tracking your funds

Quarterly updates offer insight into recent performance of our Aviator Portfolios™ and Versatile Portfolios Navigator™ segregated fund products. Select the relevant link to learn more about the funds and their performance over the past few months:

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