Foreign investment in Canadian securities fell by CAD 1.5 billion in March of 2019, after an upwardly revised CAD 12.4 billion increase in February and against market expectations of a CAD 11.55 billion gain. Non-resident investors reduced their holdings of Canadian money market instruments by CAD 5.4 billion in March, the second consecutive monthly decline, and their exposure to Canadian equities by CAD 843 million, the first divestment since May 2018, due to sales of shares from the finance and insurance industry. Meanwhile, foreign investors added CAD 4.8 billion of Canadian bonds to their holdings in March, namely private corporate bonds denominated in US dollars. For the first quarter of 2019, foreign purchases of Canadian securities totalled CAD 48.8 billion, led by a strong investment in January. Meantime, Canadian investors acquired CAD 1.5 billion worth of securities in March. Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4526.44 CAD Million from 1988 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 38935 CAD Million in February of 2017 and a record low of -24129 CAD Million in October of 2007.