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Greece finally ends its bailout, symbolizing the end of the European debt crisis. Things are improving but ...
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Expect fixed income returns to moderate going forward
Rates are low and investors are seeking higher-yielding investments. This has driven bond prices up in recent months. It’s been great for investors, but the trend cannot continue indefinitely.
Decade in review: The 2010s were exceptional
As we enter a new decade, MD looks back the 2010s. Despite the many ups and downs, it was a good decade for investment portfolios.
As doctors prepare to treat coronavirus, what does the outbreak mean for investors?
As Chinese policymakers take unprecedented strides to contain the spread of the coronavirus, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the impact on markets and the overall economy.
Staying supportive: The U.S. Federal Reserve holds on rates to kick off 2020
As expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve maintained its target federal funds rate and prolonged its asset repurchasing program, to remain supportive of the economy.
Saving room to go lower: The Bank of Canada holds rates steady
The Bank of Canada decided to hold on interest rates. Investor reaction and the Bank’s tone suggest that future policy decisions will result in lower rates.
Investing in 5G
5G networks will bring faster, more reliable internet access to more people and gadgets than ever before. Investors who wish to capitalize have several options at their disposal.
International conflict: What worsening U.S.-Iran relations means for markets and your portfolio
The recent assassination of Iran’s Qasem Soleimani has increased tensions in the Middle East. MD explores how this escalation will affect the global economy and what it means for investing.
Will impeaching President Trump derail the U.S. Economy?
Despite the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, chances of reelection remain high and the U.S. economy is powering on. Here’s what it means for your investments.
Boris' majority a good thing for British equities
In the U.K., the new majority Conservative Party government, under the leadership of Prime Minster Boris Johnson, should be a positive for capital markets.
Year of the IPO: Better to catch a ride on a unicorn than to invest in one
The Year of the Unicorn: Why betting on the next great company can be risky business, and why traditional fundamentals still matter when valuing and selecting investments.
Why Canada’s housing and household debt risks remain contained
Canadian households carry notoriously high levels of debt. But when considering the income side as well, the picture reveals that risks remain contained, explains MD's Rachael Moir.
The U.S. Federal Reserve takes the patient approach: Leaves target rate range unchanged
The U.S. Federal Reserve maintained its target rate range at 1.50 to 1.75%. It feels that the current policy will support the continued expansion of economic activity and keep inflation near its 2.0%
People power: The demographic dividend pays off in emerging markets
A demographic dividend is powering growth in emerging markets. Which companies and sectors are going to benefit from this rise in income and booming middle class?
Spending and stocks: How the holidays affect your holdings
With the holiday season comes increased spending, but does a good shopping season mean increased share prices?
The Bank of Canada holds rates on housing market concerns
The Bank of Canada announcement on December 4, 2019
In session: our first MD Physician Council meeting
I had the pleasure of kicking off the inaugural meeting of this nine-member panel in Ottawa in late October.
Global earnings are weak but beating expectations
Rethinking RRSPs and TFSAs for incorporated doctors
Before 2018 it made sense to shelter your earnings in your corporation alone. Today you might want to consider RRSPs and TFSAs. Learn why.
Five key findings about how Canadian physicians are preparing for retirement
The MD Physician Retirement Readiness Study explores how Canadian physicians are thinking about and preparing for retirement.
Fighting climate change: Send a message with your investments