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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why we're investing in the business of travel

    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.

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  • Announcing the members of the inaugural MD Physician Council

    Announcing the members of the inaugural MD Physician Council

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  • Facebook's new cryptocurrency: Virgo thinks Libra could be a game changer

    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

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve rate cut takes us back to 1998

    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

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  • Why I am not turning bearish on the U.S. dollar and the euro

    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

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  • From Teslas to lawnmowers: why batteries should be part of your portfolio

    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.

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  • Best of the web: Travel edition

    Best of the web: Travel edition

    Ideas for trips, big or small, to go on an adventure and some suggestions to help the planet along the way.

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  • Why it's not time to go for the gold: Physical gold has outperformed but gold stocks have not

    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.

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates amidst trade tension worries

    The Bank of Canada holds rates amidst trade tension worries

    Trade tensions, global economic uncertainty leads the Bank of Canada to hold interest rates steady

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  • Concerns about slowing U.S., Canada economy are valid but overdone

    Concerns about slowing U.S., Canada economy are valid but overdone

    Fears of a recession are widespread. But Rachael Moir, Quantitative Investment Analyst, explains why we think growth expectations, and therefore the U.S. 10-year yield, will rebound over the second ha

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  • How saying "no" to single-use plastics may bring opportunities to investors

    How saying "no" to single-use plastics may bring opportunities to investors

    As more people rally against plastics, some businesses may stand to gain from more sustainable practices, say the investment management team at MD Financial Management.

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  • Even if you love a big SUV, we're rather 'compact' on auto stocks

    Even if you love a big SUV, we're rather 'compact' on auto stocks

    While auto giants like Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may still try to consolidate for survival, we aim to position MD funds and pools to benefit from bigger trends and investment opportunities

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  • Not all digital investing platforms are made equal

    Not all digital investing platforms are made equal

    Introducing MD ExO Direct, Canada’s only digital investment platform made specifically for Canadian physicians and their families.

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  • Making improvements: Updating our portfolio strategy to better achieve your financial goals

    Making improvements: Updating our portfolio strategy to better achieve your financial goals

    Over the past decade, the investment industry has changed and evolved. Learn how MD is updating its portfolio strategy with the goal of improving client portfolios.

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  • No surprises: The Bank of Canada maintains target overnight rate as economic data remains in line with April Monetary Policy Report

    No surprises: The Bank of Canada maintains target overnight rate as economic data remains in line with April Monetary Policy Report

    No surprises in the latest rate announcement from the Bank of Canada as economic data remains inline with expectations from the Bank’s April Monetary Policy Report.

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