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    Global earnings are weak but beating expectations

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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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  • Delivering on our promises

    Delivering on our promises

    It’s certainly been quite a year, one full of change, new opportunities and celebration.

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    Welcome to the new md.ca

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  • Why it’s nearly time to reduce exposure to longer-term bonds

    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.

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  • Sub-advisor Spotlight: From sustainable investing to family life, an analyst who stays true to the fundamentals

    Sub-advisor Spotlight: From sustainable investing to family life, an analyst who stays true to the fundamentals

    Part of our series to spotlight a few of the faces behind MD's funds, pools and portfolios: The long-term thinking that drew Chris Knapp, Analyst, to join Montreal's Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd.

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  • Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia shake up oil supply and demand

    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.

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  • Changing seasons, changing perspectives

    Changing seasons, changing perspectives

    At MD Financial Management, we believe that health and wellness are life’s most valuable assets.

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  • Divided Federal Open Market Committee cuts target rate

    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%

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  • Seeking yield: Dividend equities are no substitute for bonds

    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.

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  • In the news: Lower market liquidity and higher volatility, what does this mean for investors?

    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.

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  • Leadership changes at MD Financial Management

    Leadership changes at MD Financial Management

    Leadership changes at MD.

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  • Forget trade wars, welcome to the chicken sandwich wars

    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

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  • Why Canada could be a good hedge for investors believing a global recession looms

    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

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates steady, citing world trade concerns

    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.

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