What drives markets?

11 May 2021 by National Bank Investments
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Money makes the world go ‘round – it’s an old adage but there’s no denying it holds true; even today. That’s why investors, institutions and governments are on the constant lookout for ways to put their money to productive use. Capital markets (CM) are a means of doing just that; through the buying, selling, issuance or redemption of securities, individuals and entities have an efficient way of making their money work for them. 

Whether an investor is planning for retirement, or a firm is looking to raise funds to finance growth, capital is fundamental in virtually every facet of life. CMs involve many players with different interpretations of current events and opposing views about the future. It is precisely these divergences that designate how prices of various securities fluctuate over a given time period.


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