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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, April 20, 2018

By Mike Keerma

The major North American stock indices held their own on the week, with Canada’s S&P/TSX Composite Index advancing 1.4%, as crude oil gained 1.3%, despite some softness on Friday. With first-quarter earnings expectations still high, the U.S. blue chip S&P 500 Composite Index edged up 0.5% week over week, despite headwinds from interest rates as the yield on the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury note rose to near 3.0%, its highest level since 2014. Yields were fueled by inflationary pressures as the March all-items consumer price index rose to an annual 2.4%, with the core rate at 2.1%. A retreat on Friday in both the energy and technology sectors weighed on stock indices at week’s end, but the Nasdaq Composite Index still managed 0.6% uptick on the week, even as Apple Corp. (NASDAQ: AAPL) slipped, mainly on growing concerns over its flagging iPhone X sales.


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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, April 20, 2018



By Kurt Reiman and Aubrey Basdeo, BlackRock Canada

We expect the Canadian economy to cool throughout 2018 at a time when trade risks could further complicate the global outlook. Canada’s economy can take some reassurance from the relatively firm growth in the U.S., but indebted households, weak domestic oil prices, still sluggish business investment and subdued exports all pose challenges.


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By Robyn K. Thompson | Thursday, April 19, 2018



Q – I’ve been looking for tax-efficient ways to save for a down payment on our first home. I’ve heard that a Tax-Free Savings Account is a good way to save for shorter-term objectives because any growth in the plan is tax-free, and so are all withdrawals. That seems almost too good to be true. Can you confirm how this works? – Kim T., Erin, Ontario


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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, April 18, 2018



Darren McKiernan took over the reins of the Mackenzie Global Dividend Fund in December 2013 and has done an excellent job, posting above-average results. For the past three-years (to March 31), the fund posted an average annual compounded rate of return of 8.1%, placing it in the first quartile of performance. It has also regularly posted above-average numbers in calendar year returns. The fund has consequently landed the FundGrade A+ Award for two years running, in 2016 and again in 2017.


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By Samantha Prasad | Tuesday, April 17, 2018



On Dec. 13, 2017, the government released the draft legislation for the controversial Tax on Split Income (TOSI), noting that it was simplifying earlier proposed tax measures, which would apply as of Jan. 1, 2018. These amended rules were meant to clarify the process for determining when and how a family member would be considered to have made a contribution to the business so as to be exempt from the TOSI rules. As usual, it’s complicated, so here’s a summary and recap.


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More recent articles

By Brian Bridger | Monday, April 16, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, April 13, 2018
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, April 13, 2018
By Knowledge Bureau | Thursday, April 12, 2018
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Tyler Mordy | Tuesday, April 10, 2018
By Gordon Pape | Monday, April 09, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, April 06, 2018
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, April 06, 2018
By Knowledge Bureau | Thursday, April 05, 2018
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