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It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of the year is already finished, but it’s even harder to fathom just how far away the last three months of 2018 now seem. You may have already forgotten, but between October 3 and December 24, global stock markets plummeted, with the S&P 500 falling by 19.6% and the S&P/TSX Composite Index dropping by 14.2%. It was the first time since 2008 that the S&P 500 finished in the red.
It appeared as if the 10-year post-recession bull run was finally reaching its end. While investors tend to overreact anytime the market falls, even by a couple of percentage points, the concern seemed warranted. Company earnings grew by 13.1% in Q4, down from 25.7% in Q3; global GDP growth started to slow; the S&P 500’s price-to-earnings ratio was about where it was in mid-2008 and yield curves appeared to invert, which is usually a sign of bad things to come.
While most experts weren’t yet predicting a recession, they were suggesting that investors play it safe and move into more defensive, value-focused stocks…

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