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By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, March 20, 2018


By Evelyn Jacks

Are you a high-income earner – perhaps an executive, or a seasonal construction or oil rig worker – who may suffer a loss of employment? If the Canada Revenue Agency catches you with income above the base amount for Employment Insurance (EI) repayment, you’ll likely be unpleasantly surprised when you file your 2017 return. But there’s a way to avoid the clawback by using your RRSP deduction opportunities.


By Tyler Mordy | Monday, March 19, 2018

Last September, the U.S. Federal Reserve at long last began its so-called quantitative tightening (QT), gradually lowering its holdings of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. How should investors respond? If QE was positive for asset prices, then simple logic suggests that QT would be negative. Undoubtedly, this reasoning will be endlessly promoted by many pundits. And the sudden return of stock market volatility in early February only seemed to confirm their view. If only it were that simple.


By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, March 16, 2018

By Mike Keerma

The main North American stock indices remained subdued last week as investors digested cabinet shuffles in the Trump administration, rising global trade tensions, and expectations of a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve next week. The S&P 500 Composite Index slipped 1.2% on the week, while the Nasdaq Composite Index edged down 1.0%. Canada’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index, however, staged a 1.0% weekly advance as crude oil strengthened on Friday, boosting energy shares and helping support the S&P/TSX index. Gold remained flat, slipping a 0.7% on the week.


By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, March 16, 2018

Q – My husband and I are looking to add to the down payment for a new home we’re shopping for this spring. We both have funds in our RRSPs, and I’ve heard that some of that can be used to buy a home. Could you tell us how this works? – Ivy S., Oakville, Ontario


By Fund Library News Wire | Thursday, March 15, 2018

By Bobby Eng, Vice President, State Street Global Advisors

Fixed-income ETFs have provided investors of many types, from large institutions to retail investors, an alternative tool to access the cash bond market. In this article, we highlight several key aspects of the fixed-income ETF trading dynamics to better assist investors in harnessing the utility of these instruments when implementing investment strategies.


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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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By Margaret O'Sullivan | Tuesday, March 06, 2018
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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, March 02, 2018
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