(i) Benchmark securities serve as a general indicator of the level and directional movement of the overall debt market. In the Canadian fixed income market, benchmark (also known as bellwether) securities are the current 3-month, 6-month, and 1 Year Government of Canada Treasury Bills and 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and 30-year Government of Canada Bonds. Benchmark Treasury Bills and Bonds are often used to determine the relative values of other fixed income securities.
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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, September 21, 2018
By Mike Keerma
The major North American stock indices shrugged off escalating trade
tensions between the U.S. and China, and, well, just about everyone else,
S&P 500 Composite Index
posted a gain of 0.9% on the week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average
closed at a record high 26,743.50, for a gain of 2.2% on the week.
S&P/TSX Composite Index
rose 1.3%, buoyed by a 2.7% weekly advance in the price of
and a decline in the rate of inflation in July, to 2.8% from 3% in June.
Weakness among the U.S. tech giants, however, contributed to flat
performance in Friday’s session and kept the broader indices in check,
Nasdaq Composite Index
ran a marginal loss of 0.3% on the week.
– I’m recently divorced, and I’m wondering what my next steps financially
should be. My ex-husband and I shared a financial advisor and had both
joint and separate accounts. That’s been sorted out, and the settlement has
been finalized. But now what? Should I keep the same advisor or look for a
new one? And what are the next steps in planning? – Monica G., Vaughan, Ontario
The Canada Caregiver Credit (CCC), new in 2017, is still poorly understood
and a complicated tax break to explain. For these reasons, many Canadians
have missed claiming it. But it’s important to get up to speed on this. The
credit can help families under medical stress and can make a big financial
difference when added to their year-end review or to adjust 2017 tax
returns for missed claims. Here’s how it works.
The European equity fund category has been a middling performer for the
past several years, with a five-year average annual compounded rate of
return of 7.8% through July 2018, placing it 16th among 55 fund categories
for that period. But
Benjamin Zhan, portfolio manager of the
Dynamic European Equity Fund, has far surpassed that average and topped the category with a five-year
return of 12.8% through the end of July. And that’s earned the fund its
FundGrade A Grade