Compared with international markets, Canadian equity markets posted relatively weaker returns over the one-year period ending June 2017, finds the S&P Dow Jones Indices SPIVA Canada scorecard.

This, in turn, led to a higher percentage of active managers outperforming the benchmark, when compared with results from the second half of 2016, adds the scorecard.

Here are some additional findings:

  • Canadian equity: about 33% outperformed the S&P/TSX Composite, net of fees, at year-end June 2017.
  • U.S. equity: about 29% outperformed the S&P 500 (CAD), net of fees, at year-end June 2017.
  • Canadian small/midcap equity: about 48% outperformed the S&P/TSX Completion Index, net of fees, at year-end June 2017.
  • Canadian dividend and income equity: about 51% outperformed the S&P/TSX Dividend Aristocrats Index, net of fees, at year-end June 2017.

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So you can gamble on a 30% to 50% chance to beat the market…. or 50%-70% chance that you are under the market. Those active manager sure make a strong case lol.

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 1:03 pm Reply


Or you can do your homework and find funds that have outperformed the market over 10 and 15 year time frames. But that would involve some effort to justify your fees.

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm