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Opa! Greece declares financial independence
Greece finally ends its bailout, symbolizing the end of the European debt crisis. Things are improving but ...
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Fall 2018: Macroeconomic Review
Earnings growth has been strong across different sectors and the U.S. continues to lead the way. We’ve seen disparity between the performance of developed market equities and emerging market equites.
Fall 2018: Fund and portfolio update
Overall fund performance has been strong year-to-date and over the past 12 months being led by global equities. However, rising interest rates continue to challenge fixed income returns and dividend p
Fall 2018 Market Outlook: Expect Continued Growth, but Volatility Is Back
Key take-aways:• We expect to see continued growth in the global economy.• Geopolitical risks are topped by a China–U.S. trade clash.• Interest rates are gradually resetting to historical...
Automated Investing with MD ExO Direct
MD ExO Direct offers simplified, cost-effective, goal-driven investing that’s entirely automated and online, with access to a dedicated advisory team.
U.S. milking NAFTA negotiations as dispute drags on: should investors be concerned?
It’s a volatile month for markets as NAFTA negotiations continue between the U.S. and Canada but don’t let that affect your investment decisions.
Bank of Canada takes a pause – holds rates steady
On September 5, 2018, the Bank of Canada maintained the overnight rate at 1.50% while pointing to further rate increases in the near future based on strong economic and labour conditions.
Opa! Greece declares financial independence
Greece finally ends its bailout, symbolizing the end of the European debt crisis. Things are improving but issues like ongoing austerity measures, debt repayment and unemployment still linger.
Turkish turmoil: Are things as bad as they sound?
Turkey is making headlines for all the wrong reasons—devaluing currency, high inflation, deficits, questionable political decisions and a worsening U.S. relationship.
Fund Spotlight: Addressing the impact of climate change, one investment at a time
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Why you may want to diversify with emerging market equities
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...
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...
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 ...
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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