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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, August 17, 2018

By Mike Keerma

North American stock markets ended the week nearly flat or down slightly, reacting to news that China and the U.S. are ready to get back to the trade table sometime next week, after a few weeks of bluster and wind from the White House and a couple of rounds of tit for tat tariffs. In addition, rumors bubbled in the business media about possible preparations for a November summit between Trump and China’s Premier Xi Jinping. That helped lift markets in Friday’s session, but concerns over potential regional contagion from the Turkish currency crisis overcame continuing strength in the tail-end of earnings season to keep weekly index performance muted. The S&P 500 Composite Index edged up 0.6% on the week, while the Nasdaq Composite Index lost 0.3%, dragged down by less-than-thrilling quarterly earnings results from tech giants Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA), Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), and Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT). Toronto’s S&P/TSX 500 Composite Index ended the week flat, held back by a decline in West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices to US$65.85 per barrel, for a loss of 2.8% on the week.


By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, August 17, 2018

Q – On checking my portfolio, I’ve noticed that my bond fund holdings, both mutual funds and ETFs, have been lagging in performance. Can you tell me why? I’m thinking about selling or switching and wonder if this is a good idea. – Len S., Markham, Ontario


By Fund Library News Wire | Thursday, August 16, 2018

By Kristina Hooper, Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.

Activity in currency markets has more than tripled in the last two decades.Between 2001 and 2016, global turnover in currency markets rose from $1.2 trillion to $5.1 trillion,1 and the geopolitical disruption of the last two years has increased currency activity even further. Last week brought several significant examples of this trend in the U.K., China, Iran, and – most dramatically – Turkey. Is this a sign of more disruption to come?


By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Vancouver-based Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. uses the slogan “Quiet Money,” which is pretty apt, given they are not exactly a household name. The employee-owned firm focuses on one thing: managing money for investors. The company offers a suite of 18 equity, fixed-income, and balanced funds. One fund I’ve been following is the Leith Wheeler Corporate Advantage Fund, which debuted in May 2014. It’s an actively-managed Canadian-focused bond fund that invests mainly in investment-grade corporate bonds.


By Olev Edur | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Despite all the brouhaha about the potentially deleterious effects of recent global trade confrontations, the U.S. equity market continues its upwards trajectory. In fact, with the exception of the past few months, U.S. equity mutual funds have been among the three top-performing fund categories over the past 10 years. And the lower one- and three-month performance rankings through the end of June simply reflect unusual (and possible temporary) strength in a few smaller categories such as energy and real estate). One of the top beneficiaries of this continuing U.S. equity market strength has been the multi-year FundGrade A+® Award winner, TD U.S. Blue Chip Equity Fund.


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By Gordon Pape | Monday, August 13, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, August 10, 2018
By Tyler Mordy | Friday, August 10, 2018
By Knowledge Bureau | Thursday, August 09, 2018
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, August 08, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Monday, August 06, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, August 03, 2018
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, August 03, 2018
By Samantha Prasad | Thursday, August 02, 2018
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, August 01, 2018
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