If one looks at recent trends only, it seems likely that the Canadian Venture Index could pass through 1000 in the next week or so. Looking at the last couple of years, it would appear that investment interest in juniors is waning quickly. Does this mean that conservative Canadians are fed up with taking chances on long shots and startups? I think so.
Many investors have lost so much on the markets in the last few years that, I believe, few are willing to take chances with even those companies that are profitable and regaining strength individually.
PERIOD CHANGE INDEX Two years -55% 2424 Six months -12% 1243 One month -10% 1217 One week -4% 1100