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How to go about securing the best return for your investment in Canada.
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There are signs everywhere that we are headed towards an economic downturn. In May, the S&P/TSX composite index dropped below 20,000 for the first time since June 2021. On June 13, the S&P 500 fell into a bear market—a 20 per cent decline from January. Inflation is at a 31-year-high of 6.8 per cent, and on June 1, the Bank of Canada hiked interest rates 50 points. In the United States, the yield curve inverted in March—an indicator a recession may be coming.

It would be easy to look at these facts and freak out a little. The world is still facing an ongoing war in Ukraine, tech stocks aren’t as strong as they were during the height of the pandemic and governments worldwide are fighting inflation. Combined, this can be a challenging market for investors.

But as the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy says: don’t panic. You can still hang on to your investments, and, with a little patience, maybe even make some money in the stock market.

What should I do with my investments right now?

While it can be tempting to make a rash decision based on dropping share prices, think before you act…

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