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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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  • Maximum employment and 2% inflation: The Fed holds rates steady

    Maximum employment and 2% inflation: The Fed holds rates steady

    As expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates this week and have indicated that they won’t be raising them in 2019. They site solid labour markets, slowing economic conditions and

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  • What do emerging markets and medical students have in common?  They may need a loan

    What do emerging markets and medical students have in common? They may need a loan

    As med students transition from school to practice, they acquire assets, pay bills and build credit history, improving credit worthiness. Eventually borrowing becomes easier and more affordable.

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  • Sticking with the U.S.

    Sticking with the U.S.

    As the current bout of U.S. economic expansion approaches the longest in history, Marija Majdoub analyses whether U.S. equities will continue to deliver going forward. Spoiler alert: It is.

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  • Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady in the face of weaker economic growth

    Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady in the face of weaker economic growth

    The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced it is maintaining the country's target overnight rate at 1.75% on Wednesday morning.

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  • It's time for active management to shine

    It's time for active management to shine

    It's been a challenging decade for active managers focused on U.S. stocks. But things are changing as market volatility returns to more normal levels, giving active managers an opportunity to shine.

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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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  • Introducing the MD Physician Council

    Introducing the MD Physician Council

    The MD Physician Council will be made up of a diverse group of family physicians, specialists and other key influencers at different stages of their careers, representing all regions of the country.

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  • A bullish case for the lowly loonie

    A bullish case for the lowly loonie

    It’s been a few years of rough weather for the loonie since 2011 highs. However, we’ve become more positive on the prospects of the Canadian dollars. Find out why.

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  • Meet the Alpha Team

    Meet the Alpha Team

    MD’s Alpha Team is all about collaboration and synergies. Find out how it supports our foundational belief that a great client experience can only be achieved through a great employee experience.

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve: More patient on future rate hikes and the economy is still booming

    U.S. Federal Reserve: More patient on future rate hikes and the economy is still booming

    The Fed kept interest rates steady in this week’s announcement, stressing the word ‘patience.’ That wasn’t a surprise, the surprise was their tone regarding plans for determining future rate changes.

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  • Bricks, mortar and commercial real estate

    Bricks, mortar and commercial real estate

    While it can be daunting to invest directly in commercial real estate, a private real estate pool can give access to global properties that are neither publicly owned nor traded.

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  • Positioning for market volatility

    Positioning for market volatility

    MD funds are designed to outperform and smooth out the ride. Vice President, Craig Maddock details how we’ve done.

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  • Peace, order and good dividends: Bank stocks offer a calming touch

    Peace, order and good dividends: Bank stocks offer a calming touch

    As an industry, Canadian banks have shown amazing resilience through volatile markets.

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  • As expected, the Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady

    As expected, the Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady

    The Bank of Canada announced today that it is holding interest rates steady—for the time being. Going forward, it says rates will need to rise at least 0.75% to reach a more neutral range.

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  • Humbling end to 2018 leads to potential for 2019

    Humbling end to 2018 leads to potential for 2019

    There are a few reasons to be cautious about the global economy as we head into 2019 but we remain optimistic. Our economic indicators are telling us that there’s some potential in the new year.

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  • Holiday reading list: Our most popular blog posts of 2018

    Holiday reading list: Our most popular blog posts of 2018

    The Top 5 stories read by Canadian doctors on the MD Blog in 2018, written by the investment experts and editorial team of MD Financial Management.

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve boosts rate, lowers expectations for 2019

    U.S. Federal Reserve boosts rate, lowers expectations for 2019

    U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) announced it was raising its Fed Fund's rate by 0.25% to 2.25% - 2.50%, making it the fourth interest rate hike of 2018. The unanimous decision was unsurprising given market

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  • The Fed should pump the brakes on early 2019 hikes

    The Fed should pump the brakes on early 2019 hikes

    Investors are tuning in to hear what the U.S. Federal Reserve will say (and how they say it) this week, when the Fed makes its next interest rate policy announcement on December 19th.

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