The Week in Stocks

Investors piled back into defensive assets this week as the prospect of a reduction in Fed stimulus resurfaced.

Defensives led by utilities and health care were in favour this week as talk once again swirled that the Federal Reserve may begin tapering in the months ahead. Positive economic data on Thursday from the US confirmed the economy is gathering steam, adding even more weight to taper talk.

Graph for The Week in Stocks

Source: Bloomberg


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