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A most volatile month

Performance of all 60 companies
in the S&P/TSX 60 since the beginning of the year

January was a roller-coaster month for Canadian stocks.

The year started on a sour note as oil prices cratered to fresh multiyear lows, helping to drag down equities from Tokyo to Toronto. Canadian stocks plunged into bear market territory on Jan. 7, ending a bull run that started in 2014 – and the losses only mounted from there. By the close on Jan. 20, just six companies on the S&P/TSX 60 – an index of 60 of the largest firms listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange – were in positive territory for the year. Canada’s benchmark stock index, the S&P/TSX composite index, had tumbled 9 per cent.

The final days of January were more hospitable. Oil prices climbed back above $30 (U.S.) a barrel, injecting some stability into Toronto’s energy-exposed market. The S&P/TSX index clawed back some ground, finishing the month 1.4 per cent lower. Twenty-two companies on the S&P/TSX 60 closed the month with year-to-date gains, led by Barrick Gold Corp.’s 36-per-cent surge.

Still, the previous month’s turmoil no doubt rattled investors, setting a shaky tone for the rest of the year.

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The following charts show how all S&P/TSX 60 companies performed in January, ordered from best to worst by percentage change. Tap or hover on a company’s chart to see how its performance fluctuated over the month and how it stacks up with other firms. Filter by industry to narrow your search.

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