Positioning for market volatility
MD funds are designed to outperform and smooth out the ride. Vice President, Craig Maddock details how we’v...
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The U.S. Federal Reserve takes the patient approach: Leaves target rate range unchanged
The U.S. Federal Reserve maintained its target rate range at 1.50 to 1.75%. It feels that the current policy will support the continued expansion of economic activity and keep inflation near its 2.0%
Spending and stocks: How the holidays affect your holdings
With the holiday season comes increased spending, but does a good shopping season mean increased share prices?
The Bank of Canada holds rates on housing market concerns
The Bank of Canada announcement on December 4, 2019
Global earnings are weak but beating expectations
Top 7 things that physicians need to know about RRSPs
Get the basics on RRSP contribution deadline, RRSP contribution amount, and understand the tax savings.
Fighting climate change: Send a message with your investments
Portfolio managers, advisors and investors alike are thinking about socially responsible investing.
Fall 2019: MD funds and portfolios continue to help investors achieve their financial goals
Fixed income returns remain exceptionally strong as interest rates declined. Equity returns are in line with projections and while third-quarter performance for MD Precision Portfolios is slightly beh
Fall 2019: We are cautiously optimistic given mixed global economic signals
In the third quarter, stock markets struggled to maintain the pace of growth set in the first two quarters. Our outlook now sees the global economy being at an important inflection point as underlying
Why I think Canada will avoid a recession next year and the loonie will outperform
While the risk of a U.S. and global recession has increased, Canada should avoid a downturn in 2020. The loonie should outshine its G10 counterparts over the next 12 months, says MD's Rachael Moir.
U.S. Federal Reserve lowers rates again to support ongoing growth
The third consecutive rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve was made to sustain economic growth, maintain strong employment and keep inflation near the Fed’s 2.0% objective.
Cautious Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady, signals economic tests lie ahead
Cautious Bank of Canada holds the overnight rate steady at 1.75% while signaling that the resilience of the Canadian economy will be tested.
The U.S. tries to tackle soaring drug prices
Whether U.S. lawmakers move to lower drug prices before or after the 2020 election, we expect uncertainty to weigh on the value of pharma stocks.
Why it’s nearly time to reduce exposure to longer-term bonds
With no recession in sight and global growth turning around, investors should prepare for a yield curve steepening, says MD's Rachael Moir.
Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia shake up oil supply and demand
Drone attacks on Aramco in Saudi Arabia shake up oil supply and led to uncertainty about oil prices. For MD, it reinforced a long-term view on the energy sector.
Divided Federal Open Market Committee cuts target rate
Predictions turned out to be true when the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 0.25% and set the new target rate at 1.75% to 2.00%
Seeking yield: Dividend equities are no substitute for bonds
With interest rates as low as they are, bond yields are low. This can lead many investors to consider alternatives like dividend-paying stocks without fully considering the risks.
In the news: Lower market liquidity and higher volatility, what does this mean for investors?
MD looks at the relationship between market liquidity and market volatility as both are featured in recent market headlines. MD also explores what they mean for long-term investors.
The Bank of Canada holds rates steady, citing world trade concerns
The Bank of Canada says Canadian growth exceeded expectations but escalating trade conflicts are taking their toll on the global economy.
Forget trade wars, welcome to the chicken sandwich wars
Introducing its new spicy chicken sandwich, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen started a social media spat with their fiercest competitor Chick-fil-A. Feathers were ruffled but it appears everyone came out a w
Why Canada could be a good hedge for investors believing a global recession looms