August 2020 Scorecard

Anchor Pacific’s August 2020 investment scorecard. See asset class performance, 3-year asset class risk and return, macro summary (key index levels and rates), and yield curves.


August 2020 Investment Snapshot
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August 2020 Investment Scorecard


Summary of Returns

Month-over-Month

Positive returns for 14 of 20 asset classes

Top 3

  • US Large Cap Equities +6.98% | US Small Cap Equities +5.48% | International Developed Equities (EAFE) +5.17%

Bottom 3

  • US Long Term Treasury Bonds -5.05% | US IG Credit -1.78% | Canadian Total Bond Market -1.41%

Canadian Markets

  • Equities +2.29% | Bonds -1.41% | IG Credit -1.00% | CAD +2.68%


Past 3 Months

Positive returns for 19 of 20 asset classes

Top 3

  • Emerging Markets +18.79% | US Large Cap Equities +15.29% | Commodities +14.56%

Bottom 3

  • US Long Term Treasury Bonds -0.50% | US Total Bond Market +1.16% | Canadian Total Bond Market +1.79%

Canadian Markets

  • Equities +9.64% | Bonds +1.79% | IG Credit +3.49% | CAD +5.50%


Past 12 Months

Positive returns for 18 of 20 asset classes

Top 3

  • Gold +28.58% | US Large Cap Equities +21.83% | Emerging Markets +12.86%

Bottom 3

  • Commodities -24.09% | US REITs -8.08% | International Developed Equities (EAFE-C$H) +1.21%

Canadian Markets

  • Equities +3.77% | Bonds +5.55% | IG Credit +5.50% | CAD +2.23%


Macro Summary (Key Index Levels and Rates)

US Yields

  • 10 year Government 0.72% (17 bp higher)

  • 30 year Government 1.49% (29 bp higher)

  • Yield Curve (2-30) 135 bp (steeper by 26 bp)

  • High Yield spread 501 bp (tighter by 14 bp)

Volatility (VIX): 26.41 (7.97% M-O-M, -4.00% from 3 months ago)

Oil: $42.61 (5.81% M-O-M, 20.06% from 3 months ago)

Gold: $1959.57 (-0.77% M-O-M, 13.56% from 3 months ago)

USD / Euro: €0.84 (Euro stronger by 1.33% M-O-M, stronger by 7.03% from 3 months ago)

USD / Yen: ¥105.89 (no change M-O-M, stronger by 1.76% from 3 months ago)



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Anchor Pacific Investment Management Corp. (“Anchor Pacific”)  is a Vancouver, BC-based portfolio management firm, which leverages process, technology, and infrastructure to democratize the process of managing endowment and pension style investment portfolios to deliver innovative, high-touch, and transparent investment programs across the full spectrum of asset owners and investment consumers.


To learn more about how Anchor Pacific can help you shelter, protect, and grow your money, contact us at 604-336-9080 or info@anchorpacificgroup.com

Aligned Capital Partners Inc. (“ACPI”) is a full-service investment dealer and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (“CIPF”) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”). Investment services are provided through Anchor Pacific Investments, an approved trade name of ACPI. Only investment-related products and services are offered through ACPI/Anchor Pacific Investments and covered by the CIPF. Financial planning and insurance services are provided through Anchor Pacific Wealth Management. Anchor Pacific Wealth Management is an independent company separate and distinct from ACPI/ Anchor Pacific Investments.

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