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Canada Foreign Stock Investment

Foreign acquisitions of Canadian securities reached a record high of CAD 38.8 billion in February of 2017, following an upwardly revised CAD 6.35 billion in the previous month. This investment was largely in Canadian equities (CAD 35.9 billion) with the vast majority resulting from cross-border merger and acquisition activities. Meanwhile, foreign acquisitions of Canadian bonds slowed to CAD 7.1 billion. Also, foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian money market instruments by $4.1 billion, a fourth consecutive month of divestment. Meantime, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $6.33 billion, led by purchases of US instruments. Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4051.22 CAD Million from 1988 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 38836 CAD Million in February of 2017 and a record low of -24129 CAD Million in October of 2007. 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.