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Oil prices and the Canadian equity market continued their respective ascents in Q2, up 26.1% and 5.1% respectively. For oil, this was the strongest quarter since 2009, as fundamental supply/demand dynamics continued to improve. The S&P 500 gained ground as well, up 2.5% in local currency, however the Canadian dollar appreciated up 0.6% against the US dollar, taking away from returns on foreign equities for Canadian investors.

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