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  • Peace, order and good dividends: Bank stocks offer a calming touch

    Peace, order and good dividends: Bank stocks offer a calming touch

    As an industry, Canadian banks have shown amazing resilience through volatile markets.

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  • As expected, the Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady

    As expected, the Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady

    The Bank of Canada announced today that it is holding interest rates steady—for the time being. Going forward, it says rates will need to rise at least 0.75% to reach a more neutral range.

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  • Humbling end to 2018 leads to potential for 2019

    Humbling end to 2018 leads to potential for 2019

    There are a few reasons to be cautious about the global economy as we head into 2019 but we remain optimistic. Our economic indicators are telling us that there’s some potential in the new year.

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  • Holiday reading list: Our most popular blog posts of 2018

    Holiday reading list: Our most popular blog posts of 2018

    The Top 5 stories read by Canadian doctors on the MD Blog in 2018, written by the investment experts and editorial team of MD Financial Management.

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve boosts rate, lowers expectations for 2019

    U.S. Federal Reserve boosts rate, lowers expectations for 2019

    U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) announced it was raising its Fed Fund's rate by 0.25% to 2.25% - 2.50%, making it the fourth interest rate hike of 2018. The unanimous decision was unsurprising given market

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  • The Fed should pump the brakes on early 2019 hikes

    The Fed should pump the brakes on early 2019 hikes

    Investors are tuning in to hear what the U.S. Federal Reserve will say (and how they say it) this week, when the Fed makes its next interest rate policy announcement on December 19th.

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  • Wealth management for female physicians

    Wealth management for female physicians

    Wealth planning for female physicians isn't about wrapping it in a pink bow, it's about listening to their needs and respecting their point of view says Michelle Masson, Female Executive of the Year.

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  • A team effort

    A team effort

    A great client experience begins with developing a strong internal culture says Michelle Masson, Executive VP and Female Executive of the Year.

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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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  • Recapping Mr. Poloz’s last speech of 2018: Rate hikes are warranted going forward

    Recapping Mr. Poloz’s last speech of 2018: Rate hikes are warranted going forward

    The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced last week that it will maintain its target for the overnight interest rate at 1.75%.At a CFA Society Toronto breakfast, Bank Governor, Stephen Poloz...

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  • The GM Plant Closure: Confessions of an Oshawa kid

    The GM Plant Closure: Confessions of an Oshawa kid

    On November 25th, GM announced the closure of its Oshawa assembly plant. Oshawa native and Portfolio Manager, Edward Golding explains why and what it means for the Oshawa community.

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  • What the heck is up (or down) with oil prices?

    What the heck is up (or down) with oil prices?

    We look at some of the factors behind the sharp plunge in crude oil prices, to identify the risks and opportunities as investors.

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  • Europe's really big (but maybe not so bad) year

    Europe's really big (but maybe not so bad) year

    Here are some of the key risks and opportunities for investors in the Eurozone for 2019. Plus, the MD investment team highlights a few select portfolio picks in France, Italy and Spain.

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  • Welcome news for some of Ontario’s incorporated physicians

    Welcome news for some of Ontario’s incorporated physicians

    The Ontario government will be adopting federal tax measures to limit small business deduction for corporations based on passive income in response to the federal government’s passing of legislation

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  • A smart practice: Splitting income to keep more of your money

    A smart practice: Splitting income to keep more of your money

    Income splitting is a tax strategy that allows a higher-income earning spouse to equalize their income with their lower-income earning partner to effectively lower their overall tax bill.

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  • Sector Scan: A hot day in Paris

    Sector Scan: A hot day in Paris

    The risks of climate change are real. Here’s how the power sector and other industries are moving quickly to reduce carbon emissions—and why that’s good news for you as an investor

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  • No big surprise as U.S. Fed holds rate steady

    No big surprise as U.S. Fed holds rate steady

    The U.S. Federal Reserve decided to keep their target interest rate range at 2.00% - 2.25%. But we can expect further hikes soon as the Fed makes it clear that economic conditions warrant it.

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  • With U.S. midterms behind us, let's focus on what really matters

    With U.S. midterms behind us, let's focus on what really matters

    I could try to tell my colleagues that I did a lot of overtime analyzing election results this week, but I don't need to. Anybody who knows me understands that I enjoy election nights.Whether I'm...

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  • China braces for U.S. tariffs

    China braces for U.S. tariffs

    China's growth story over the past 20 years has been epic—in just a couple of decades, it's gone from being a relatively minor player in the global economy to an economic powerhouse with a...

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  • As expected, the Bank of Canada increases rates to 1.75%

    As expected, the Bank of Canada increases rates to 1.75%

    Expectations were confirmed when the Bank of Canada (BoC) increased their overnight lending rate to 1.75%, the third 0.25% increase for 2018. While the bank has reiterated that future...

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