MD Market Updates

  • Q1 2018 Global Investment Viewpoint

    After strong start to the first quarter of 2018, market volatility made a comeback. We don’t expect this to be the end of the bull market, but we do expect more volatility in the weeks and months...

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  • Quarterly Investment Review and Outlook: Q1 2018

    Key takeaways: Market volatility makes a comeback after 15 months of calm Global economic growth slows but remains solid Central banks’ inflation targets appear within reach From nuclear...

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  • Q1 2018 Message from the President and CEO

    The first quarter of 2018 was a tale of two markets. January brought more of the same steady equity market growth that we experienced throughout 2017. The S&P 500 Index had one of the best...

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  • Budget 2018: Highlights for Physicians

    The 2018 federal budget (Budget 2018) was tabled on Tuesday, February 27, by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Below are the highlights that are directly relevant to our physician clients. Tax...

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  • Q4 Global Investment Viewpoint

    Equity markets ended 2017 on a high note as most major stock indices posted strong returns. As we enter 2018, we continue to see synchronized global economic growth, healthy corporate profits and...

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  • Message from the President and CEO

    Much like the third quarter of 2017, this past quarter brought more than its share of headline-worthy events. The nuclear tension between the U.S. and North Korea seems to have become weekly news....

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  • Quarterly Macroeconomic Overview and Outlook: Winter 2018

    Key takeaways: Synchronized global growth lifted equity markets around the world Corporate earnings rose across regions and sectors, continuing the positive trend Low inflation helped to...

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  • Fund Spotlight: MDPIM US Equity Pool

    Bullish U.S. investors look set to extend their eight-year run Key takeaways: Surging stocks still offering fair value U.S. tax reforms well received by markets Access to varied investment...

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  • Q3 Global Investment Viewpoint

    Throughout the third quarter and moving into the fourth, our focus remains on policy makers and the business cycle. We’ve seen central banks trying to figure out how and when to raise interest...

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  • Fall Economic Statement: Highlights for Physicians

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the federal government’s 2017 fall economic statement on October 24. The fiscal and economic update generally reflected Canada’s strong economic growth in the...

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  • Message From the President and CEO

    Over the past few months, it may have seemed as though news headlines were dominated by natural disasters, geopolitical turmoil and other challenges. But I believe there was some good news as...

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  • Quarterly Macroeconomic Overview and Outlook: Fall 2017

    Key takeaways: Synchronized economic expansion should support equity performance. Interest rates are on the rise, but a recovery in bond yields will take time. Expect the U.S. dollar to...

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  • Fund Spotlight: Emerging Markets

    Renewed dynamism seen in some of the world’s fastest-growing countries Emerging markets have set the pace for global equity markets in 2017. In the nine months ending September 30, the MSCI...

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  • Bank of Canada Increases Rates, Promises to Monitor Potential Borrowing Risks

    The Bank of Canada (BoC) today raised its target overnight rate by 0.25% to 1.0%—the Bank’s second interest rate increase this year. The timing of the increase came as a surprise to some analysts,...

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  • Market Update Q2 2017 In Brief

    We started the year with cautious optimism, and most of the risks we saw at the time abated during the second quarter. This led to equities outperforming fixed income. However, the Bank of...

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  • Q2 2017 Macroeconomic Overview and Outlook

    We started the year with cautious optimism, and most of the risks we saw at the time abated during the second quarter. This led to equities outperforming fixed income. The second quarter of 2017...

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  • Message From the President and CEO

    We started the year with cautious optimism, and most of the risks we saw at the time abated during the second quarter. This led to equities outperforming fixed income. The second quarter of 2017...

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  • Fund Spotlight: MD Growth Investments

    Telling the MD story of innovation and market leadership through one fund Canada and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) are each celebrating their 150th anniversary this year. Mutual funds...

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  • Bank of Canada Raises Rates, Remains Accommodative

    Earlier today, the Bank of Canada (BoC) announced that it would increase the target overnight rate to 0.75% from 0.50%—the first rate hike since September 2010. The decision was widely anticipated...

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  • This Car is Cool, But Don’t Let Go of the Wheel Just Yet

    This Car is Cool, But Don’t Let Go of the Wheel Just Yet

    By Craig Maddock, CFP, FCSI, CIM, FICB, CFA, MBAVice President, Investment Management It’s “Teslas for everyone,” as the first value-priced Model 3 cars begin to roll off the Fremont, California...

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