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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, October 20, 2017

By Mike Keerma

Stock markets in the U.S. closed at record highs again this past week, as the U.S. Senate passed a budget blueprint that would pave the way for the Trump Administration’s plan to reform the unwieldy U.S. tax code. That, along with a purported short list of candidates to lead the Federal Reserve Board, had investor sentiment bubbling even higher, leading the blue-chip S&P Composite Index to yet another record close and its sixth consecutive weekly gain, at 0.9%. The Nasdaq Composite Index also racked up a record high close on Friday, posting an advance of 0.4% on the week. Toronto’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 0.3% on the week, also its sixth consecutive weekly advance, buoyed by strength in the materials sector and gains in financial stocks. Gold, however, retreated 1.8% on the week, while crude oil posted a gain of 1.3%.


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By Fund Library News Wire | Thursday, October 19, 2017

  

By Mark Brisley, Managing Director and Head of Dynamic Funds

“Preparing for a rainy day” may be the best way to describe the direction of the U.S. stock market with the three most recognized indexes – the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 Composite, and the Nasdaq Composite – having notched solid, double-digit gains to the end of August. Taking a longer view, the current U.S. equity bull market has boosted share prices by about 260% in a little over eight years to the middle of the third-quarter 2017. This makes it one of the longer and stronger uptrends in post-war history. So it’s not surprising that this cycle’s duration – in concert with depressed volatility readings, concerns about narrowing market participation, monetary tightening and stretched valuations – has some investors reviewing their passive U.S. equity ETF allocation.


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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ethical, or socially responsible, investing has been growing in popularity recently as more people look to do the right thing with their investment dollars. The NEI Ethical Canadian Equity Fund, managed by Calgary based QV Investments, is one of the oldest, and best-managed funds currently available in the socially-responsible investing space. Here’s a look at what makes this fund tick.


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By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TAX PLANNING FROM THE KNOWLEDGE BUREAU



By Evelyn Jacks

According to the Bank of Canada, the record low for the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar, since October 1950, was recorded on the Jan. 21, 2002 – just over 15 years ago – when the loonie was worth just 62¢. But there have been some rebounds lately; and this means for some, there may be a tax consequence.


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By Tyler Mordy | Monday, October 16, 2017


Some investors may believe that natural disasters lead to increased economic growth. In the short run, this may appear to be the case. For example, American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years, in part due to the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But fortunately, we have the late French economist, Frédéric Bastiat, to set enquiring minds straight: Destruction does not benefit the economy.


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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, October 13, 2017
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By Gordon Pape | Monday, October 09, 2017
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, October 06, 2017
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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, October 04, 2017
By Samantha Prasad | Tuesday, October 03, 2017
By Mark Taucar | Monday, October 02, 2017
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