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Opa! Greece declares financial independence
Greece finally ends its bailout, symbolizing the end of the European debt crisis. Things are improving but ...
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Positioning for market volatility
MD funds are designed to outperform and smooth out the ride. Vice President, Craig Maddock details how we’ve done.
Peace, order and good dividends: Bank stocks offer a calming touch
As an industry, Canadian banks have shown amazing resilience through volatile markets.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Fed should pump the brakes on early 2019 hikes