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  • Fund Spotlight: MD Fossil Fuel Free Equity Fund™

    Fund Spotlight: MD Fossil Fuel Free Equity Fund™

    Addressing the impact of climate change, one investment at a timeThis summer’s record-setting heat wave has sparked a lot of discussion about the impact of climate change on human health and...

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  • U.S. Fed holds rate steady amidst strong economic data

    U.S. Fed holds rate steady amidst strong economic data

    Today, members of the Federal Open Market Committee voted unanimously to hold the target range of the federal funds rate steady at 1.75% to 2.00%. Interest rates remain accommodative in the midst...

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  • World Cup scores, trade wars and other costly spectacles

    World Cup scores, trade wars and other costly spectacles

    As people gather to watch the “beautiful game” of World Cup football this week, an ugly clash of nations has also become a spectator sport: escalating trade wars. While the United States failed to...

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  • Sector Scan: Finding the shine in materials

    Sector Scan: Finding the shine in materials

    My career started in the late 90s. We were nearing the end of the technology stock bubble and I was looking for the next opportunity.  My analysis pointed towards commodities—there was a...

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  • Subadvisor Spotlight: What Rock N’ Roll Can Teach Us About Investing

    Subadvisor Spotlight: What Rock N’ Roll Can Teach Us About Investing

    MD Financial Management’s global sub-advisors are hired for their investment philosophy, asset management expertise, investment research, innovation and, above all, their great people. In this...

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  • Proposed Tax Changes, At A Glance

    Proposed Tax Changes, At A Glance

    Wondering what the proposed tax changes on private corporations are? Here is MD Financial Management’s quick snapshot of the proposals. 1. Income Sprinkling Pre-2017 tax rules ...

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  • Sector Scan: Despite Recent Challenges, Tech Continues to Outpace Other Sectors

    Sector Scan: Despite Recent Challenges, Tech Continues to Outpace Other Sectors

    This MD Blog post was written in collaboration with my colleague Mark Fairbairn, Assistant Vice President with the Investment Management and Strategy team here at MD. Earlier in the year, up to 87...

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  • Royal Wedding Bells a Boon for the U.K.’s Economy?

    Royal Wedding Bells a Boon for the U.K.’s Economy?

    When Harry and Meghan tie the knot on Saturday in St. George’s Chapel inside Windsor Castle, it’s estimated that over three billion people will watch the ceremony on television and social media....

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  • Staying in Control: Emotional Investing

    Market volatility can make us feel uncomfortable, which may cloud our investment decisions. Here are some common investing pitfalls that are driven by emotion, and ways to avoid them.

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  • Federal Budget’s New Proposed Rules: A Primer for Medical Residents

    Federal Budget’s New Proposed Rules: A Primer for Medical Residents

    This primer will help you grasp the basics behind incorporating a medical practice and understand how the proposed tax changes in the 2018 federal budget could affect you in the future.

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  • No More Income Sprinkling? Other Ways to Split Income

    No More Income Sprinkling? Other Ways to Split Income

    New reasonableness tests will constrain or eliminate income sprinkling for incorporated physicians. Here are some other eincome-splitting strategies to consider to reduce taxes or save for retirement.

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  • Mindfulness Techniques to Help Physicians De-Stress

    Mindfulness Techniques to Help Physicians De-Stress

    Are you overwhelmed, stressed, or distracted by thoughts of the past or the future? Mindfulness can help to re-focus you on the present moment and bring a sense of calm to your mood.

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  • Summer 2018: Fund and portfolio update

    Overall fund performance has been strong year-to-date and over the past 12 months but there have been some challenges: rising interest rates have challenged fixed income returns and growth style...

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  • Summer 2018: Macroeconomic review

    We continue to favour equities over fixed income at this time—financial market conditions remain stable, the global economy continues to grow and corporate earnings are strong across geographies...

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  • Summer 2018: Quarterly market update

    Key Takeaways The global economy continues to grow Strong economic data continues to push rates higher   Prospect of all-out China-U.S. trade war looms Global economic growth has continued...

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  • Overcoming 5 common hurdles that keep residents from saving money

    After investing so much time and money in medical school, you are no doubt finding residency to be a life-changing start to your professional career. While your paycheque may not be large right...

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  • Why you may want to diversify with emerging market equities

    Why you may want to diversify with emerging market equities

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  • What Kind of MD Investor are You?

    What Kind of MD Investor are You?

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  • How to Prioritize Your Goals

    Residency: you’ve accomplished so much to get to this stage. As you approach the end of your medical training, you’re probably thinking about all the things you need to do, including setting up...

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  • Medical students’ most-asked money questions1:56

    Medical students’ most-asked money questions

    Henry Annan, a final year medical student at Dalhousie University, talks with Leah Aulenbach, financial consultant with MD Management Ltd. about the common questions she gets from medical students abo

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  • Advice or Online Brokerage? Why Not Both?

    Many physicians want to manage their own investments using an online discount brokerage account. Here’s what to expect and why financial advice and financial advisors still matter.

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  • Investing Is Easy—Until It’s Not

    Fintech has made DIY (do-it-yourself) investing easy. You can trade directly or use robo-advisors. But here are the reasons and research why financial advisors are worth the cost.

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  • What to Expect From a Robo-Advisor

    Robo-advisors are the middle ground between direct investing with no service and complete service with a financial advisor. Here’s everything you need to know about robo-advisors.

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  • When is the right time to retire?

    How One Physician is Transitioning to Retirement. Dr. C, a 62-year-old family physician, the answer may be: not yet.

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  • How Medical Residents Can Develop Good Financial Habits

    If you are a medical resident in debt, should you start saving and investing? Here’s why you need to understand your debt and cash flow and set up a savings and investment plan.

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  • RRSPs and TFSAs in Action: Case Studies at Different Life Stages

    These case studies look at how you can effectively use RRSPs and TFSAs to maximize benefits by looking at key factors such as age, career stage of physicians or specific financial goals.

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  • Five Questions to Ask Before You Invest

    When it comes to investing, physicians have unique needs beyond those of the average investor. After long years of training, many physicians start their careers with a high level of student debt....

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  • Three Essential Types of Insurance for New Physicians

    As a physician starting your career, you may have insurance needs that are higher than those of other Canadians your age. After all, your ability to earn an income is one of your most valuable...

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  • Why You Need An Estate Plan

    Estate planning is about ensuring that your assets are distributed in the way you wish and minimizing the burden on your loved ones after you pass away. One of the most important aspects of estate...

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  • What Is My Rate of Return?4:24

    What Is My Rate of Return?

    Your rate of return is an important tool for measuring financial progress. There’s more than one way to look at rate of return, including: - the level of investment risk you are comfortable with -

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  • MD Quick Clinic – Should I Invest in a TFSA or an RRSP?5:10

    MD Quick Clinic – Should I Invest in a TFSA or an RRSP?

    Should you invest in a TFSA or an RRSP? It’s a question we might all ask but one that’s especially relevant for physicians just starting their careers. In this MD Quick Clinic, you will see how an M

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