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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
Canada could outperform other developed economies amid a slowing global and continue to beat economists’ expectations about domestic growth. Rachael Moir, Quantitative Investment Analyst, explains why
Don’t miss out: Follow these steps to get your B.C. Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan benefit
Steps for physicians to follow to get their B.C. Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan benefit, or CPRSP benefit.
B.C. physicians: Are you leaving retirement savings on the table?
The Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan (CPRSP) is a benefit available to doctors in British Columbia.
Why we're investing in the business of travel
Factors like demographics and technology are powering growth in the business of travel—and creating a rich set of investment opportunities you should be taking advantage of.
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
Summer 2019: MD funds and portfolios continue to demonstrate strength
As global markets continued to ride high, so too did MD funds and portfolios. We also implemented MD Precision Portfolio Strategy—our new strategic asset allocation, aiming to provide greater portfoli
U.S. Federal Reserve rate cut takes us back to 1998
As most expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve reversed its rate hike path and cuts its target rate by 0.25%. Patrick Ercolano, Assistant Vice President, discusses the change in direction and what it mean
Summer 2019: We remain optimistic on macroeconomic conditions
Global markets continued the strong start to 2019 in the second quarter. At this time, we remain optimistic as the probability of recession over the next 12 months remains low. North American markets
Why I am not turning bearish on the U.S. dollar and the euro
In a race to the bottom for both interest rates and currencies, U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Union are nominating personalities openly supporting easy monetary policy to join the Fed a
From Teslas to lawnmowers: why batteries should be part of your portfolio
As electric cars and portable gadgets gain momentum, so too does the technology powering them. Here’s why we’re adding lithium-ion batteries to the MD Strategic Opportunities Fund.
Summer 2019: The latest with the MD Platinum Global Private Equity Pool
Here’s the latest MD Platinum Global Private Equity Pool update. Learn about the latest investments and trends.
Summer 2019: Meaningful diversification with liquid alternative investments
The probability of recession over the next 12 months remains low and global markets continued to ride high despite a bout of volatility in May. Find out what’s in store for the rest of the year.
What type of investor are you?
What kind of investor are you? Here’s an easy way to decide if you have the investment service you want and are getting the level of advice you need.
Why it's not time to go for the gold: Physical gold has outperformed but gold stocks have not
The price of gold hit a new high recently on the back of trade tensions and ongoing economic uncertainty. This hasn’t translated to better outlooks for gold company stocks in general.
The Bank of Canada holds rates amidst trade tension worries