Foreign investment in Canadian securities fell by CAD 19.0 billion in December of 2018, after an upwardly revised CAD 10.2 billion in November and against market expectations of a CAD 7.66 billion gain. It is the first monthly divestment since June 2017 and the sharpest since October 2007, led by a record divestment in Canadian bonds by CAD 24.8 billion.The decline was in both corporate bonds, down by CAD 15.5 billion mainly on retirements and in government bonds which fell by CAD 9.4 billion, mostly federal government bonds (down by CAD 7.3 billion). Also, foreign investment in Canadian debt securities fell by CAD 25.7 billion; while that in equities rose for the seventh straight month to CAD 6.7 billion, the largest since May 2017. The activity in the money market resulted in a foreign divestment of CAD 827 million in December, the third consecutive monthly divestment. In 2018, foreign investment in Canadian securities amounted to CAD 69.6 billion. Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4459.34 CAD Million from 1988 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 38935 CAD Million in February of 2017 and a record low of -24129 CAD Million in October of 2007.