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  • U.S. milking NAFTA negotiations as dispute drags on: should investors be concerned?

    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.

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  • Bank of Canada takes a pause – holds rates steady

    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.

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  • Opa! Greece declares financial independence

    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.

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  • You Deserve Greatness: Getting the Best Out of Your Investment Options

    You Deserve Greatness: Getting the Best Out of Your Investment Options

    Originally published by Canadian HealthcareNetwork on August 14, 2018. When it comes to investing, physicians have more choice than ever before. This is a good thing. However, this presents a...

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  • Turkish turmoil: Are things as bad as they sound?

    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.

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  • Fund Spotlight: Addressing the impact of climate change, one investment at a time

    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...

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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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    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.

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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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