Advisors - July 5, 2022
Monthly Canada Market Wrap: June 2022
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Canada Market Summary for June 2022
Canadian equities suffered a rough June, with the S&P/TSX 60 tumbling 8.3%. Both Canadian Small and Large Caps fell by double-digits, 13.2% and 10.2% respectively. The TSX’s 8.3% decline was matched in the United States by its counterpart, the S&P 500, as well.
As a result, not a single sector was positive in June. The Materials sector dropped nearly 15%, while Energy came in just behind, down 14.5%. Utilities and Consumer Staples, sectors that are typically less sensitive to cyclical economic growth, were the only two that didn’t suffer declines of 8% or more.
Inflation in Canada surpassed 7% for the first time since March 1983, coming in at 7.73% for May 2022. May’s inflation print also marked the eleventh consecutive monthly increase. The price of gold in CAD was practically unchanged as well. However, recent month’s unemployment and production data was strong—the Canadian unemployment rate fell to another all-time low of 5.1%, and the Canada Ivey PMI jumped from 66.3 to 72, a rebound of 8.6%.
Short-term interest rates surged in June following the Bank of Canada raising its benchmark interest rate to 1.5% at the start of the month. Yield on the 1-Month Treasury Bill increased 55 points to 1.54%, and the 3-Month Treasury Bill surpassed 2% for the first time since October 2008. Longer-term bonds saw a boost in rates as well, but flattening occurred on that end of the Canadian yield curve toward the end of June. As of month’s end, the 1-Year Treasury Bill and 5-Year Benchmark Bond yields were 3.10%, while the 2-Year and 3-Year Benchmark Bond yields were 3.14%.
Canadian Sector Movement
Hot Stocks: Top 10 TSX 60 Performers of June 2022
Saputo Inc (SAP.TO): 10.4% gain in June
Thomson Reuters (TRI.TO): 7.2%
Shaw Communications (SJR.B.TO): 5.8%
Dollarama Inc (DOL.TO): 1.0%
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR.TO): 0.7%
CAE Inc (CAE.TO): 0.4%
CCL Industries (CCL.B.TO): 0.2%
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (CP.TO): -0.4%
Loblaw Companies Ltd (L.TO): -0.5%
Intact Financial (IFC.TO): -0.7%
Laggards & Losers: 10 Worst TSX 60 Performers of June 2022
First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FM.TO): -33.3% decline in June
Teck Resources Ltd (TECK.B.TO): -24.9%
Kinross Gold (K.TO): -19.4%
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNQ.TO): -17.4%
Nutrien Ltd (NTR.TO): -17.1%
Cenovus Energy (CVE.TO): -16.5%
Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO): -15.3%
Magna International (MG.TO): -13.9%
National Bank of Canada (NA.TO): -13.0%
Cameco Corp (CCO.TO): -12.7%
The Canadian unemployment rate reached an all-time low of 5.1% in May, and the Canada Ivey Employment index rose 2.8 points to 67.9, its second-highest level since December 2017. As for temporary employment, a loss of 95,000 Canadian part-time workers was recorded in May.
Production and Sales
Following a nearly 8-point decline in April, the Canada Ivey PMI rebounded from 66.3 to 72.0 in May, nearing its all-time high of 74.20 set in March. In addition, Canada Real GDP increased 0.34% in April, marking the third straight month of Canadian economic growth.
Canadian housing prices continued to increase, with the Canada New Housing Price Index rising 0.32% in May.
Consumers and Inflation
Canadian Inflation clocked in at 7.73% in May, rising nearly one full percentage point MoM and reaching the highest level since February 1983. May’s print also marks the eleventh consecutive inflation increase. Canada’s Consumer Price Index marched upward with inflation, rising 1.07% in May.
The price of gold was $2,357.40 CAD per ounce as of June 24th, about unchanged month-over-month. Despite the tepid price movement in gold, the iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold ETF (XGD.TO) tumbled 11.2% in June and is now down 10.2% year to date.
Per-barrel oil prices rebounded in the last week of June to $111.44 USD for WTI and $119.69 USD for Brent, continuing a rise that has pushed prices up 48% and 55% year-to-date, respectively. The surges in oil prices sent both Canadian gas prices and Retail Sales among Canadian Gasoline Stations to all-time highs, with the latter up 40% from a year ago.
June encapsulated another harsh selloff in major cryptocurrencies. The price of Bitcoin fell below $20,000 USD intra month, settling at $20,108 USD at the end of June, which represents a monthly decline of 38.2%. Ethereum plunged 47% in June and also dipped below $1,000 USD for the first time since the start of 2021, finishing the month at $1,099 USD. Binance Coin ended June at $219.37 USD, with its monthly decline of 31.9% being the least voluminous of these three major cryptocurrencies. Year to date, Bitcoin is down 57.4%, Binance Coin is 57.7% lower, and Ethereum is 70.4% in the red.
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