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  • Facebook's new cryptocurrency: Virgo thinks Libra could be a game changer

    Facebook's new cryptocurrency: Virgo thinks Libra could be a game changer

    Facebook says it will launch Libra, its own cryptocurrency, in the first half of 2020. Facebook hopes to appease regulators and that the asset-backed “stablecoin" will become a widely used, global cur

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve rate cut takes us back to 1998

    U.S. Federal Reserve rate cut takes us back to 1998

    As most expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve reversed its rate hike path and cuts its target rate by 0.25%. Patrick Ercolano, Assistant Vice President, discusses the change in direction and what it mean

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  • Why I am not turning bearish on the U.S. dollar and the euro

    Why I am not turning bearish on the U.S. dollar and the euro

    In a race to the bottom for both interest rates and currencies, U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Union are nominating personalities openly supporting easy monetary policy to join the Fed a

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  • Summer 2019: The latest with the MD Platinum Global Private Equity Pool

    Here’s the latest MD Platinum Global Private Equity Pool update. Learn about the latest investments and trends.

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  • Summer 2019: Meaningful diversification with liquid alternative investments

    The probability of recession over the next 12 months remains low and global markets continued to ride high despite a bout of volatility in May. Find out what’s in store for the rest of the year.

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  • What type of investor are you?

    What type of investor are you?

    What kind of investor are you? Here’s an easy way to decide if you have the investment service you want and are getting the level of advice you need.

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates amidst trade tension worries

    The Bank of Canada holds rates amidst trade tension worries

    Trade tensions, global economic uncertainty leads the Bank of Canada to hold interest rates steady

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  • Concerns about slowing U.S., Canada economy are valid but overdone

    Concerns about slowing U.S., Canada economy are valid but overdone

    Fears of a recession are widespread. But Rachael Moir, Quantitative Investment Analyst, explains why we think growth expectations, and therefore the U.S. 10-year yield, will rebound over the second ha

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  • Best of the web: make the most out of your summer

    Best of the web: make the most out of your summer

    Summer ideas and activities for kids, summer reading, and to avoid bedbugs and ticks.

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  • Even if you love a big SUV, we're rather 'compact' on auto stocks

    Even if you love a big SUV, we're rather 'compact' on auto stocks

    While auto giants like Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may still try to consolidate for survival, we aim to position MD funds and pools to benefit from bigger trends and investment opportunities

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  • Financing medical school and residency: Understanding your borrowing options

    Financing medical school and residency: Understanding your borrowing options

    Everything you need to know about borrowing for medical school and how lines of credit work.

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  • How Canadian physicians are preparing for retirement

    How Canadian physicians are preparing for retirement

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  • Not all digital investing platforms are made equal

    Not all digital investing platforms are made equal

    Introducing MD ExO Direct, Canada’s only digital investment platform made specifically for Canadian physicians and their families.

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  • Making improvements: Updating our portfolio strategy to better achieve your financial goals

    Making improvements: Updating our portfolio strategy to better achieve your financial goals

    Over the past decade, the investment industry has changed and evolved. Learn how MD is updating its portfolio strategy with the goal of improving client portfolios.

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  • No surprises: The Bank of Canada maintains target overnight rate as economic data remains in line with April Monetary Policy Report

    No surprises: The Bank of Canada maintains target overnight rate as economic data remains in line with April Monetary Policy Report

    No surprises in the latest rate announcement from the Bank of Canada as economic data remains inline with expectations from the Bank’s April Monetary Policy Report.

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  • Five key findings about how Canadian physicians are preparing for retirement

    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.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Financing Your Medical School Education

    The Ultimate Guide to Financing Your Medical School Education

    Paying for medical school can be expensive. Learn about government student loans and student lines of credit.

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  • Please don't sweat the tweet stuff, as U.S.–China rift tests markets

    Please don't sweat the tweet stuff, as U.S.–China rift tests markets

    Investors need to look past the Tweets about the U.S.–China trade rift: What’s more important is actual trade policy and measuring how it impacts the economy.

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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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