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  • U.S. Federal Reserve lowers rates again to support ongoing growth

    U.S. Federal Reserve lowers rates again to support ongoing growth

    The third consecutive rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve was made to sustain economic growth, maintain strong employment and keep inflation near the Fed’s 2.0% objective.

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  • Cautious Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady, signals economic tests lie ahead

    Cautious Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady, signals economic tests lie ahead

    Cautious Bank of Canada holds the overnight rate steady at 1.75% while signaling that the resilience of the Canadian economy will be tested.

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  • The U.S. tries to tackle soaring drug prices

    The U.S. tries to tackle soaring drug prices

    Whether U.S. lawmakers move to lower drug prices before or after the 2020 election, we expect uncertainty to weigh on the value of pharma stocks.

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  • Seeking yield: Dividend equities are no substitute for bonds

    Seeking yield: Dividend equities are no substitute for bonds

    With interest rates as low as they are, bond yields are low. This can lead many investors to consider alternatives like dividend-paying stocks without fully considering the risks.

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  • In the news: Lower market liquidity and higher volatility, what does this mean for investors?

    In the news: Lower market liquidity and higher volatility, what does this mean for investors?

    MD looks at the relationship between market liquidity and market volatility as both are featured in recent market headlines. MD also explores what they mean for long-term investors.

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  • The Bank of Canada holds rates steady, citing world trade concerns

    The Bank of Canada holds rates steady, citing world trade concerns

    The Bank of Canada says Canadian growth exceeded expectations but escalating trade conflicts are taking their toll on the global economy.

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  • Anxious about retirement? Three small steps to get your retirement plan up and running

    Anxious about retirement? Three small steps to get your retirement plan up and running

    Retirement represents a significant life transition, and feelings of worry are common among physicians contemplating retirement.

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  • Forget trade wars, welcome to the chicken sandwich wars

    Forget trade wars, welcome to the chicken sandwich wars

    Introducing its new spicy chicken sandwich, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen started a social media spat with their fiercest competitor Chick-fil-A. Feathers were ruffled but it appears everyone came out a w

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  • Why Canada could be a good hedge for investors believing a global recession looms

    Why Canada could be a good hedge for investors believing a global recession looms

    Canada could outperform other developed economies amid a slowing global and continue to beat economists’ expectations about domestic growth. Rachael Moir, Quantitative Investment Analyst, explains why

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  • Doctors and retirement: It’s complicated

    Doctors and retirement: It’s complicated

    Talking finance is often seen as taboo for physicians — but that’s starting to change.

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  • Physicians in Quebec: Juggling a medical career with having a baby

    Physicians in Quebec: Juggling a medical career with having a baby

    Everything you want to know about maternity leave, parental leave and parent benefits in Quebec.

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  • Why we're investing in the business of travel

    Why we're investing in the business of travel

    Factors like demographics and technology are powering growth in the business of travel—and creating a rich set of investment opportunities you should be taking advantage of.

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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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