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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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  • 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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