James Virgo

James Virgo, CFA, CFP, MBA, is Vice President and National Lead with MD Private Investment Counsel at MD Financial Management. He oversees the practice of investment counselling and delivery of investment advice across MD PIC.

  • Facebook's new cryptocurrency: Virgo thinks Libra could be a game changer

    Facebook's new cryptocurrency: Virgo thinks Libra could be a game changer

    Facebook says it will launch Libra, its own cryptocurrency, in the first half of 2020. Facebook hopes to appease regulators and that the asset-backed “stablecoin" will become a widely used, global cur

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  • Weathering the storm: Staying invested through market volatility

    Weathering the storm: Staying invested through market volatility

    Global news is causing markets to be highly volatile of late. Although it can be difficult to remain calm when markets swing, it does not pay to react to overreact. Stick to your investment plan to ac

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  • On the plus side. . . good news in today’s markets

    On the plus side. . . good news in today’s markets

    In the week following Facebook’s historic stock shock that wiped out US$150 billion of market value, we’ve heard lots of media speculation about an imminent correction and tech bubble. After all,...

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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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  • Starting Off the Year Right

    Starting Off the Year Right

    It’s the time of the year where I turn my attention to two things: losing the 10 pounds of holiday weight I’ve gained and looking for signs in equity markets to see what’s in store for 2018

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  • Back in the Black for U.S. Housing

    Back in the Black for U.S. Housing

    All signs point to a recovery in the U.S. housing market. MD is busy finding investment opportunities by recognizing the industries and companies that will benefit most from the strong uptrends.

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  • At 30 Times the Price of Oil, This Precious Canadian Commodity Tastes Great

    At 30 Times the Price of Oil, This Precious Canadian Commodity Tastes Great

    Here’s something to contemplate over breakfast this Canada Day weekend: That maple syrup you might casually drizzle over your pancakes is worth more than 30 times the price of oil. At $1,700 per...

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  • What’s Warren Buffett Having for Breakfast?

    What’s Warren Buffett Having for Breakfast?

    Over the 17 years I’ve been involved in business and finance, I’ve always been captivated by Warren Buffett and his journey—from his humble beginnings, amassing a reported $74 billion USD net...

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  • 108 Years in the Making – Cubs Win!

    108 Years in the Making – Cubs Win!

    Earlier this week, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series of baseball in a dramatic 7 game series and ended the longest championship drought in professional sports history – 108 years! As a CFA...

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