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Photos of the TD Securities trading floor in Toronto on April 3 2013.
Photos of the TD Securities trading floor in Toronto on April 3 2013.
(Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Stock trading volumes, financings rebound in a big way

After a year of doldrums in the equities business, the first two months of 2014 have shown a remarkable turnaround as investors are once again snapping up new share sales and trading Canadian stocks at a pace not seen in more than two years.

In 2013, as equity markets in the U.S. soared and Canada’s could not keep up, volumes stagnated on Canadian markets because investors shifted their interests elsewhere. A lack of interest in commodity stocks put the brakes on financing activity.