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TSX Posts Small Weekly Gain

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite Index closed unofficially down 70.03 points on Friday to finish the week at 15,633.33. This represents a small, yet positive, gain over last week’s close of 15,506.31. More importantly, the TSX has jumped 13.45% since the Christmas Eve mini-trough.

Low wage growth and uneven oil prices are expected to stave off further central bank action.

South of the border, US markets ended flat on Friday, with skepticism over a US-China deal ahead of a looming deadline fueling investor concern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ managed to squeeze out small gains for the week, while the S&P 500 was perfectly flat for the week.

RRSP Deadline is March 1, 2019

We are now exactly three weeks away from the 2018 RRSP Deadline. As we approach the March 1st deadline, we encourage you to contact us with any questions about your RRSP. We can work with you to determine your estimated tax saving on a last-minute contribution.

Contact our office if you have any questions about your portfolio, or to contribute to your RRSP prior to the deadline.

Sources: Globe Investor, TD

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