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Toronto youths take advantage of sustained cold temperatures during the winter of 2014/15 to play a little pond hockey on Lake Ontario.
Toronto youths take advantage of sustained cold temperatures during the winter of 2014/15 to play a little pond hockey on Lake Ontario.
(Norm Betts/)

How cold weather heats up stock buying

Mention risk-taking in the depths of winter, and Canadians might turn their thoughts to dangerous road conditions, snowmobiling on thin ice or skiing off-piste in avalanche country. What seems less likely is that they would be more inclined to take stock market risks – and reap higher returns –when temperatures plunge.