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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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  • Reminder: Market volatility is normal

    Reminder: Market volatility is normal

    If you looked at headlines last week, you undoubtedly would have been made aware that markets corrected rather dramatically. Despite being overblown by said headlines, recent market movements are...

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  • Rising rates are a long-term investor's friend

    Rising rates are a long-term investor's friend

    Historically low interest rates were a lifeline thrown by central banks to help keep economies afloat through the global financial crisis. Ten years later, as the economic outlook rallies, we are...

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  • United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA): Meet the new NAFTA

    United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA): Meet the new NAFTA

    It took 13 months, but Canada, the U.S. and Mexico have finalized the new NAFTA, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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  • A strategy to profit in bull markets and protect in bear markets

    Fund Spotlight: MDPIM Global Tactical Opportunities PoolThinking about “what ifs?” can keep some investors up at night: stock market shocks, economic turns, political shifts and trade wars—and...

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve announces third interest rate hike of the year

    U.S. Federal Reserve announces third interest rate hike of the year

    The U.S. Federal Reserve today announced its widely anticipated third interest rate hike of 2018, shifting the central bank’s target range up by 0.25% to 2.00% – 2.25%, the highest rate posted in...

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  • Notes From the 2018 CMA Health Summit

    Notes From the 2018 CMA Health Summit

    With the sale of MD to Scotiabank® remaining a topic of conversation among physicians, I attended this year’s Canadian Medical Association Health Summit in Winnipeg because I wanted to hear—first-hand

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  • Sector Scan: So long telecom, as markets rejig to reflect digital era

    Sector Scan: So long telecom, as markets rejig to reflect digital era

    For once, I am 100% confident to predict a big change coming in the stock market you should know about: entire industries are about to be reshuffled.On September 28th, the S&P 500 Index and MSCI...

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  • Biting into Apple’s new iPhones and why we’re still underweight

    Biting into Apple’s new iPhones and why we’re still underweight

    Investors and enthusiasts alike watched closely as Apple unveiled its latest iPhones. MD Financial Management takes a closer look at Apple’s business and future prospects.

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  • U.S. milking NAFTA negotiations as dispute drags on: should investors be concerned?

    U.S. milking NAFTA negotiations as dispute drags on: should investors be concerned?

    It’s a volatile month for markets as NAFTA negotiations continue between the U.S. and Canada but don’t let that affect your investment decisions.

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