Foreign investors bought CAD 2.8 billion of Canadian securities in August of 2018, following an upwardly revised CAD 15.3 billion in July and marking the lowest monthly investment since December. Foreign holdings of Canadian bonds decreased CAD 7.4 billion in August, after an investment of CAD 12.7 billion in July. The reduction in holdings of government bonds was all in federal bonds by CAD 3.8 billion and in private corporate bonds by CAD 3.3 billion, the first divestment since June 2015. Meanwhile, investment in equities reached CAD 5.3 billion, the third straight month of investment and the highest level since May 2017, targeting shares from every sector of the economy. Also, foreign investors resumed their acquisitions of Canadian money market instruments by adding CAD 4.9 billion worth to their holdings in August, the first investment in five months. Meantime, Canadian investors sold CAD 194 million of foreign securities, led by a divestment in foreign equities. Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4490.36 CAD Million from 1988 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 38783 CAD Million in February of 2017 and a record low of -24129 CAD Million in October of 2007.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-17 12:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases C$11.55B C$3.01B C$4.91B C$ 11.8B
2018-09-17 12:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases C$12.65B C$10.3B C$4.35B C$ 11.5B
2018-10-16 12:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases C$2.82B C$15.29B C$ 11.1B
2018-11-16 01:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases C$2.82B C$0.3B C$ 11.1B
2018-12-17 01:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases C$ 10.6B


Canada Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Interest Rate 1.75 1.50 16.00 0.25 percent [+]
Interbank Rate 2.22 2.21 8.95 0.43 percent [+]
Money Supply M0 94210.00 92954.00 94210.00 2214.00 CAD Million [+]
Money Supply M1 992223.00 987004.00 992223.00 30706.00 CAD Million [+]
Money Supply M2 1632627.00 1622646.00 1632627.00 25523.00 CAD Million [+]
Money Supply M3 2366746.00 2352721.00 2377425.00 37982.00 CAD Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 5652859.00 5552930.00 5676343.00 10516.00 CAD Million [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 114911.00 115921.00 115921.00 2110.00 CAD Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 82088.00 80683.00 86805.00 1678.00 USD Million [+]
Loans to Private Sector 414713.00 409985.00 414713.00 10904.00 CAD Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 0.10 0.10 15.96 0.05 percent [+]
Foreign Stock Investment 2817.00 15293.00 38783.00 -24129.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Debt to GDP 266.61 264.66 266.61 175.61 percent [+]


Canada Foreign Stock Investment

Foreign investment in Canadian securities includes debt securities, bonds and equity and investment fund shares. Transactions are recorded on a net basis. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Foreign Stock Investment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Foreign Stock Investment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2817.00 15293.00 38783.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2018 CAD Million Monthly




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