Canada has always had to play second fiddle to our neighbours to the south. The Great White North just never seems to get the respect it deserves, whether it’s the frequent lag in products arriving on our soil, the border, tax and currency concerns among athletes and entertainers, and, of course, the weather.
From an investing standpoint, it’s true that Canada was the place to be during the commodity supercycle last decade, but its reputation as a mere resource nation keeps many investors away, particularly when you consider the remarkable run that U.S. equity markets have had in the past three years.
Still, you can’t exactly call sentiment toward Canadian stocks bearish, since the S&P/TSX composite index continues to trade near an all-time high. Yet the domestic equity market remains an underdog given how popular U.S. stocks are for investors around the globe seeking safety amid a persistently slow recovery…
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