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By Fund Library News Wire | Thursday, November 23, 2017



By Kurt Reiman, Director, Chief Investment Strategist for Canada

After a sharp 10% appreciation versus the greenback from May through September, the Canadian dollar is now sitting pretty close to its long-term fair value, as measured by purchasing power parity. Many investors are therefore wondering: Can the Canadian dollar break above its recent highs, or was this just another flash in the pan? In our view, most of the good news for the loonie is in the rear-view mirror. Here are six key reasons why the loonie could face further resistance ahead.


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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

There is no denying that technology plays a key role in the U.S. economy, both in terms of innovation and invention, as well as the available investment opportunities. Technology is the largest sector in the S&P 500, representing nearly 20% of the market capitalization. The Fidelity Technology Innovators Fund has taken advantage of this trend, with the Series F posting a 5-year average annual compounded rate of return of 29.15%, compared with 8.1% for the S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index.


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By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TAX PLANNING FROM THE KNOWLEDGE BUREAU



By Knowledge Bureau Staff

With the recently proposed tax reforms, more doors continue to close on opportunities for income-splitting between spouses. However, there is still one key strategy – the inter-spousal loan – that can minimize tax where one person in the couple earns significantly more than the other.


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By Gordon Pape | Monday, November 20, 2017

BUILDING WEALTH WITH GORDON PAPE
 

When interest rates rise, investors often look to short-term bond funds as a way to protect their fixed-income assets. Because these funds only invest in securities with maturities of five years or less, they are generally not as susceptible to interest rate movements as longer duration funds. But that doesn’t mean they can’t lose money, as one reader has discovered.


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By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, November 17, 2017



November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. And this year’s theme is “Take charge of your finances: It pays to know.” That little slogan was never more true than when dealing with personal debt, especially credit card debt. According to the Canadian Bankers Association, as of December 2016, credit card debt made up about 5% of total household debt. And about 40% of those with credit cards carry a monthly balance. According to a survey last year by TransUnion, the average credit card debt in the third quarter of 2016 was $3,954.


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More recent articles

By Fund Library News Wire | Thursday, November 16, 2017
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, November 14, 2017
By Tyler Mordy | Monday, November 13, 2017
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, November 10, 2017
By Bruce Loeppky  | Thursday, November 09, 2017
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, November 08, 2017
By Margaret O'Sullivan | Tuesday, November 07, 2017
By Gordon Pape | Monday, November 06, 2017
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, November 03, 2017
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