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Economic and Market Recap April 2015
2 Equity and Fixed Income Markets IndexMar (%)QTR (%)2014 (%)2013 (%)2012 (%)2011 (%)2010 (%) S&P/TSX Composite TR Index-1.92.610.613.07.2-8.717.6 Dow Jones Industrial Average TR US$-1.90.310.138.710.28.414.1 S&P 500 TR US$ Index-1.61.013.732.416.02.115.1 Russell 3000 Index TR US$-1.21.812.633.616.41.011.0 MSCI World Index TR-0.112.015.035.914.0-2.76.5 MSCI EAFE Index TR0.014.83.731.615.3-9.62.6 MSCI Emerging Markets Index TR0.011.87.04.316.0-16.213.0 FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index TR-0.34.28.8-18.104.22.168.7 Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index TR US$0.51.66.0-2.04.27.86.5 BofAML US High Yield BB-B Index TR US$-0.52.73.56.314.75.414.5 JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index US$0.22.07.4-5.317.47.412.2 Index Returns are Total Return, in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Source: RBC Global Asset Management
3 Sector Performance SectorMar (%)QTR (%)2014 (%)2013 (%)2012 (%)2011 (%)2010 (%) S&P/TSX Energy-1.4-0.8-4.813.6-0.6-9.911.7 S&P/TSX Materials-10.13.3-2.6-29.1-5.7-21.236.5 S&P/TSX Industrials-0.70.121.937.522.214.171.124 S&P/TSX Consumer Discretionary6.129.143.022.1-15.525.5 S&P/TSX Consumer Staples-0.73.349.123.622.66.810.9 S&P/TSX Healthcare7.328.530.372.124.750.444.9 S&P/TSX Financials-1.4-2.113.823.717.6-2.98.5 S&P/TSX Information Technology-126.96.36.199.3-2.9-52.54.7 S&P/TSX Telecom-2.6-2.915.513.111.524.919.0 S&P/TSX Utilities-1.33.616.1-4.14.06.518.4 All returns are total return, CAD SectorMar (%)QTR (%)2014 (%)2013 (%)2012 (%)2011 (%)2010 (%) S&P 500 Energy-1.9-2.9-7.8188.8.131.520.5 S&P 500 Materials-4.71.06.925.615.0-9.822.2 S&P 500 Industrials-2.6-0.99.740.715.4-0.626.7 S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary-0.54.89.74184.108.40.206.7 S&P 500 Consumer Staples-2.01.016.026.110.814.014.1 S&P 500 Healthcare0.96.525.341.517.912.72.9 S&P 500 Financials-0.6-220.127.116.118.8-17.112.1 S&P 500 Technology-3.30.620.128.414.82.410.2 S&P 500 Telecom-3.71.53.011.518.36.319.0 S&P 500 Utilities-5.229.013.21.32.15.5 All returns are total return, USD Source: RBC Global Asset Management
4 Sector Weights Source: RBC Global Asset Management
5 Currencies and Commodities Currencies Commodities Source: RBC Global Asset Management
6 March Snapshot – Price Returns
7 Asset Growth Over 1 and 10 Years – Total Returns 1 Year10 Years FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index TR 10.265.64 S&P/TSX Composite Index TR6.937.41 S&P 500 Index TR 29.178.51 MSCI EAFE Index Net of Taxes TR 13.695.43 MSCI Emerging Markets Index Net of Taxes TR 15.248.97
8 Trailing Index P/E Ratios
9 S&P 500 Index – Trailing P/E vs. Dividend Yield
10 S&P 500 Dividend Yield vs. U.S. Gov't 10-Year Bond Yield
11 S&P/TSX Composite Index Dividend Yield vs. Canadian Gov't 10-Year Bond Yield
12 1-Year C$/US$ Exchange Rate
13 Peak at 2182 bps on December 15, 2008 Trough at 241 bps on June 1, 2007 High-Yield Bond Spreads – Past 10 Years
14 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yields Over the Last Month
15 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yields Over the Last 12 Months Peak at 2.804% on April 2, 2014 Trough at 1.640% on January 30, 2015
16 10-Year Canadian Government Yields – March 2015
17 DISCLOSURE This information has been provided by RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM) and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, accounting, tax, investment, financial or other advice and such information should not be relied upon for providing such advice. RBC GAM takes reasonable steps to provide up-to-date, accurate and reliable information, and believes the information to be so when printed. Due to the possibility of human and mechanical error as well as other factors, including but not limited to technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors or omissions, RBC GAM is not responsible for any errors or omissions contained herein. RBC GAM reserves the right at any time and without notice to change, amend or cease publication of the information. Any investment and economic outlook information contained in this report has been compiled by RBC GAM from various sources. Information obtained from third parties is believed to be reliable, but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by RBC GAM, its affiliates or any other person as to its accuracy, completeness or correctness. RBC GAM and its affiliates assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions. This report may contain forward-looking statements about the Fund, its future performance, strategies or prospects, and possible future Fund action. The words “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “suspect,” “outlook,” “believe,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “forecast,” “objective” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both about the Fund and general economic factors, so it is possible that predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. We caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement made in relation to the Fund. These factors include, but are not limited to, general economic, political and market factors in Canada, the United States and internationally, interest and foreign exchange rates, global equity and capital markets, business competition, technological changes, changes in laws and regulations, judicial or regulatory judgments, legal proceedings and catastrophic events. The above list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. Before making any investment decisions, we encourage you to consider these and other factors. ® / ™ Trademark(s) of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence. © RBC Global Asset Management Inc. 2015
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