Foreign investment in Canadian securities rose by CAD 28.4 billion in January 2019, following an upwardly revised CAD 20.49 billion divestment in December. It was the biggest increase in foreign investment since May 2017 as federal government bonds purchases reached a record high of CAD 12.9 billion and mostly targeted secondary market purchases of Canadian dollar-denominated instruments. Meanwhile, foreign investors reduced holdings of private corporate bonds by CAD 1.3 billion, the second consecutive month of divestment. Non-resident investors resumed their acquisitions of Canadian money market instruments in January by adding CAD 5.1 billion to their holdings. Foreign investment in Canadian equities amounted to CAD 9.0 billion in January, the largest investment since February 2017. Meantime, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 8.8 billion, led by sales of US shares. Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4516.84 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.