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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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  • Bank of Canada takes a pause – holds rates steady

    Bank of Canada takes a pause – holds rates steady

    On September 5, 2018, the Bank of Canada maintained the overnight rate at 1.50% while pointing to further rate increases in the near future based on strong economic and labour conditions.

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  • Opa! Greece declares financial independence

    Opa! Greece declares financial independence

    Greece finally ends its bailout, symbolizing the end of the European debt crisis. Things are improving but issues like ongoing austerity measures, debt repayment and unemployment still linger.

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  • You Deserve Greatness: Getting the Best Out of Your Investment Options

    You Deserve Greatness: Getting the Best Out of Your Investment Options

    Originally published by Canadian HealthcareNetwork on August 14, 2018. When it comes to investing, physicians have more choice than ever before. This is a good thing. However, this presents a...

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  • Turkish turmoil: Are things as bad as they sound?

    Turkish turmoil: Are things as bad as they sound?

    Turkey is making headlines for all the wrong reasons—devaluing currency, high inflation, deficits, questionable political decisions and a worsening U.S. relationship.

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  • Fund Spotlight: Addressing the impact of climate change, one investment at a time

    Fund Spotlight: Addressing the impact of climate change, one investment at a time

    Addressing the impact of climate change, one investment at a timeThis summer’s record-setting heat wave has sparked a lot of discussion about the impact of climate change on human health and...

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  • On the plus side. . . good news in today’s markets

    On the plus side. . . good news in today’s markets

    In the week following Facebook’s historic stock shock that wiped out US$150 billion of market value, we’ve heard lots of media speculation about an imminent correction and tech bubble. After all,...

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  • U.S. Fed holds rate steady amidst strong economic data

    U.S. Fed holds rate steady amidst strong economic data

    Today, members of the Federal Open Market Committee voted unanimously to hold the target range of the federal funds rate steady at 1.75% to 2.00%. Interest rates remain accommodative in the midst...

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  • You can still friend me, but I won’t risk an earnings miss

    You can still friend me, but I won’t risk an earnings miss

    I get asked lots of questions from friends and family about stocks and investing in certain companies. Typically, they want to know my opinion about market darlings whose stellar sales and...

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  • We’re only human: Let’s bust a few myths about robo-advisors

    We’re only human: Let’s bust a few myths about robo-advisors

    My colleagues and I like to keep a close eye on robots, droids, and information technologies, especially when they may signal investment opportunities for MD funds, pools and portfolios. Within...

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  • Bank of Canada rate hike signals healthy Canadian economy

    Bank of Canada rate hike signals healthy Canadian economy

    As expected, the Bank of Canada (BoC) raised interest rates to 1.50% from 1.25% this morning. In the official announcement released earlier today, the BoC cited solid global growth which is in...

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  • World Cup scores, trade wars and other costly spectacles

    World Cup scores, trade wars and other costly spectacles

    As people gather to watch the “beautiful game” of World Cup football this week, an ugly clash of nations has also become a spectator sport: escalating trade wars. While the United States failed to...

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  • Sector Scan: Finding the shine in materials

    Sector Scan: Finding the shine in materials

    My career started in the late 90s. We were nearing the end of the technology stock bubble and I was looking for the next opportunity.  My analysis pointed towards commodities—there was a...

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  • Subadvisor Spotlight: What Rock N’ Roll Can Teach Us About Investing

    Subadvisor Spotlight: What Rock N’ Roll Can Teach Us About Investing

    MD Financial Management’s global sub-advisors are hired for their investment philosophy, asset management expertise, investment research, innovation and, above all, their great people. In this...

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  • The same trusted MD Financial Management

    The same trusted MD Financial Management

    This spring, we announced that MD Financial Management* will be acquired by Scotiabank® and operate as a distinct, stand-alone brand within Scotia Wealth Management®. I understand that this news...

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  • G7 Aftermath: G6 + 1

    G7 Aftermath: G6 + 1

    As the world gets together in Russia to celebrate sport and sportsmanship at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it’s a stark contrast to see the U.S. at odds with most of the developed world as far as trade...

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  • Fed Rate Hike Mirrors Strength in U.S. Economy

    Fed Rate Hike Mirrors Strength in U.S. Economy

    The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) announced its second interest rate hike of 2018 on Wednesday, raising it by 0.25% to 1.75% – 2.00%. This was widely anticipated and no surprise to investors. More...

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  • Why We Aren’t Reeling Over Steel Tariffs

    Why We Aren’t Reeling Over Steel Tariffs

    New U.S. trade penalties imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum have had little impact on investors and companies in MD portfolios, even as trade war talks heat up at the G7 Summit.

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