Personal Wealth Benjamin Felix 2016 Portfolio Returns PWL Capital 2017-01-12T10:00:41 January 12, 2017 The beginning of 2016 had most people thinking that we were in for a rough one. There were some negative months to start things off, and a few more throughout the year, but all things considered 2016 was a great year to be in the market. That is not the story that you may have heard from the media, who were warning us to sell everything back in January. Despite Brexit and Trump, US and International markets continued to climb through December, and the Canadian market hit its highest 1-year return since 2009. Even bonds pulled their weight with a modest but respectable return.