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  • Investing in 5G

    Investing in 5G

    5G networks will bring faster, more reliable internet access to more people and gadgets than ever before. Investors who wish to capitalize have several options at their disposal.

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  • International conflict: What worsening U.S.-Iran relations means for markets and your portfolio

    International conflict: What worsening U.S.-Iran relations means for markets and your portfolio

    The recent assassination of Iran’s Qasem Soleimani has increased tensions in the Middle East. MD explores how this escalation will affect the global economy and what it means for investing.

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  • Will impeaching President Trump derail the U.S. Economy?

    Will impeaching President Trump derail the U.S. Economy?

    Despite the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, chances of reelection remain high and the U.S. economy is powering on. Here’s what it means for your investments.

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  • Boris' majority a good thing for British equities

    Boris' majority a good thing for British equities

    In the U.K., the new majority Conservative Party government, under the leadership of Prime Minster Boris Johnson, should be a positive for capital markets.

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  • Year of the IPO: Better to catch a ride on a unicorn than to invest in one

    Year of the IPO: Better to catch a ride on a unicorn than to invest in one

    The Year of the Unicorn: Why betting on the next great company can be risky business, and why traditional fundamentals still matter when valuing and selecting investments.

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  • Why Canada’s housing and household debt risks remain contained

    Why Canada’s housing and household debt risks remain contained

    Canadian households carry notoriously high levels of debt. But when considering the income side as well, the picture reveals that risks remain contained, explains MD's Rachael Moir.

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  • The U.S. Federal Reserve takes the patient approach: Leaves target rate range  unchanged

    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%

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  • People power: The demographic dividend pays off in emerging markets

    People power: The demographic dividend pays off in emerging markets

    A demographic dividend is powering growth in emerging markets. Which companies and sectors are going to benefit from this rise in income and booming middle class?

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  • Spending and stocks: How the holidays affect your holdings

    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?

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates on housing market concerns

    The Bank of Canada holds rates on housing market concerns

    The Bank of Canada announcement on December 4, 2019

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  • In session: our first MD Physician Council meeting

    In session: our first MD Physician Council meeting

    I had the pleasure of kicking off the inaugural meeting of this nine-member panel in Ottawa in late October.

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  • Global earnings are weak but beating expectations

    Global earnings are weak but beating expectations

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  • Rethinking RRSPs and TFSAs for incorporated doctors

    Rethinking RRSPs and TFSAs for incorporated doctors

    Passive income rules have changed for incorporated professionals.Where it once made sense to shelter your earnings in a corporation alone, today you might want to consider saving outside of your corp.

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  • Five key findings about how Canadian physicians are preparing for retirement

    Five key findings about how Canadian physicians are preparing for retirement

    The MD Physician Retirement Readiness Study explores how Canadian physicians are thinking about and preparing for retirement.

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  • Fighting climate change: Send a message with your investments

    Fighting climate change: Send a message with your investments

    Portfolio managers, advisors and investors alike are thinking about socially responsible investing.

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  • Why I think Canada will avoid a recession next year and the loonie will outperform

    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.

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve lowers rates again to support ongoing growth

    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.

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  • Cautious Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady, signals economic tests lie ahead

    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.

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  • After 40 days and 40 nights, election won't shift economic tides

    After 40 days and 40 nights, election won't shift economic tides

    Canada’s federal election results brought no real surprises to markets, and our current outlook on markets remains steady.

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  • The U.S. tries to tackle soaring drug prices

    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.

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