Why go global

By: Sound Choices • May 14, 2020 • Personal Finance

Canada's role on the world stage


1 Source: AGF Investment Operations. MSCI (Developed) World Index, as at December 31, 2019.

2 Fortune Global 500 (companies ranked by revenue as at March 31, 2019, fortune.com/global500).

MSCI World is used as a proxy for the “Rest of the World” as Canada represents only 3.4% of the Index.


3 Source: AGF Investment Operations. S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index, as at December 31, 2019.

4 Source: AGF Investment Operations. MSCI (Developed) World Index, as at December 31, 2019.

MSCI World is used as a proxy for the “Rest of the World” as Canada represents only 3.4% of the Index.

Diversification across various countries can be an optimal way to reduce risk and improve overall performance

Elements that drive the performance of one market may not for another. In Canada’s case, market performance is closely tied to the resource sector, which has historically had cyclical performance.


Source: AGF Investment Inc., Bloomberg – top-performing countries 2015-2019 on a calendar-year basis as determined by the regional contribution to the performance of the MSCI All Country World Index. As of December 31, 2019.

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