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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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  • 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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  • Please don't sweat the tweet stuff, as U.S.–China rift tests markets

    Please don't sweat the tweet stuff, as U.S.–China rift tests markets

    Investors need to look past the Tweets about the U.S.–China trade rift: What’s more important is actual trade policy and measuring how it impacts the economy.

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  • 5 Real-life market insights from a holiday in China

    5 Real-life market insights from a holiday in China

    Returning home to Canada after a vacation in China, an MD investment manager shares market insights drawn from the country’s growing urban middle class.

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  • Staying patient: Why interest rates won't move in 2019

    Staying patient: Why interest rates won't move in 2019

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  • Canadian equities: Hitching a ride on a strong U.S. economy and a rebounding China

    Canadian equities: Hitching a ride on a strong U.S. economy and a rebounding China

    Canadian equities climbed to new highs shrugging off recent negative news. After being underweight for 21 months, Rachael Moir, Quantitative Investment Analyst, explains what we think about equities.

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell: There isn't a strong case to move interest rates

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell: There isn't a strong case to move interest rates

    The U.S. Federal Reserve kept its key target rate the same and lowered expectations of a rate change in the future. Markets react negatively to the news.

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  • Canadian real estate: A tale of two

    Canadian real estate: A tale of two

    We look at current real estate conditions in Canada and the different ways you can add this alternative asset class to your portfolio. Beyond public Canadian real estate investments, global private co

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  • Stocks and popcorn: A night out at the movies

    Stocks and popcorn: A night out at the movies

    Avengers: Endgame is due out next week, and fans couldn't be more excited. More blockbusters like Star Wars and Toy Story are on the way later this year. Here's a look at some stocks set to benefit fr

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  • The Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise rates any time soon

    The Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise rates any time soon

    As expected, the Bank of Canada didn’t raise interest rates this week and have indicated that they won’t be raising any time soon. We take a look at the BoCs rationale and its latest Monetary Policy.

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  • The role of IPOs: Why we chose not to ride with Lyft

    The role of IPOs: Why we chose not to ride with Lyft

    Ride sharing company Lyft can teach us about the importance of initial public offerings (IPOs) and the challenges to assessing and investing in IPOs.

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  • Shut down the border! What a U.S.-Mexico border closure could mean

    Shut down the border! What a U.S.-Mexico border closure could mean

    Donald Trump is threatening to close the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico doesn't do something about migrants travelling through on their way to the U.S. Here's a look at what a border shutdown would look

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  • Chinese growth has slowed and the rest of the world with it

    Chinese growth has slowed and the rest of the world with it

    While China isn't at risk of losing its leading position among global economies, Chinese growth is slowing down. As policymakers in China address the slowdown, other countries are also feeling the eff

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