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CanDeal Bonds & Rates
(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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(ii) CanDeal provides institutional market participants with an electronic marketplace for Canadian dollar debt securities that delivers optimal transparency, efficient trade execution and unique business intelligence data, while reducing operational risk. Institutional investors from around the globe leverage CanDeal to gain direct access to our dealer network, including all of Canada's Primary Dealers. CanDeal is the benchmark for Canadian fixed income pricing. Sourced directly from our dealer network, hundreds of thousands of price updates are received daily to produce a real-time “bid/ask” composite of the market. For more information or to inquire about further bond information, visit

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

By Mike Keerma

Canada’s June headline inflation rate jumped to an annual 2.5%, up from 2.2% in May, while retail sales jumped 2% in May over April (a 3.6% annual rate). The two datapoints suggest underlying economic growth, despite continuing anxieties over trade and tariff tension with the U.S., and set the stage for another interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada in September. Toronto’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index dropped 0.8% on the week, as crude oil edged down, falling 0.2%, while the retreating energy sector dragged on overall index performance. In the U.S., the major stock indices ended the week just about flat, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade and tariff salvos against China and other trading partners, such as Canada and Mexico, continue to unsettle investor sentiment. As the U.S. dollar weakened in reaction to Trump’s accusations of currency manipulation by the E.U. and China, both the S&P 500 Composite Index and the Nasdaq Composite remained flat on the week, despite some strong earnings reports from the likes of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT).


By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, July 20, 2018

Q – We’ve decided to sell our summer cottage, which has been in the family for about 50 years. We understand there will be some capital gains tax to pay, but is there any way to reduce the tax bite? A neighbour told us about something called the Adjusted Cost Base, but we’re not sure what this is or how it works. – Lynn R., Lindsay, Ontario


By Samantha Prasad | Thursday, July 19, 2018

When you hear the phrase “discretionary family trusts,” you’ll probably first think of trust fund babies, offshore accounts, and tax havens – in other words, something used only by the ultra-rich. But surprisingly, family trusts can be a useful estate and tax planning tool for every family, not just for the wealthy. Here’s a look at the reality behind the myth, and how using a corporate beneficiary can help get around the non-resident tax trap.


By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The RBC O’Shaughnessy Canadian Equity Fund is managed by Jim O’Shaughnessy using the proprietary methodology that he developed and laid out in his bestselling book, What Works on Wall Street. Essentially, he and his team screen the stock universe on several factors that historically have been found in stocks that outperform.


By Fund Library News Wire | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

By Kurt Reiman, Director, Chief Investment Strategist for Canada

One of my favorite definitions of risk and uncertainty comes from a book by Nate Silver entitled The Signal and the Noise. He defines risk as the grease that facilitates economic activity, whereas uncertainty grinds things to a halt. According to a popular index developed by Professors Baker, Bloom, and Davis, Canada’s economic policy uncertainty has moved to new highs in 2018 after rising for the past several years (see the Chart 1 below). No wonder the Bank of Canada (BoC) has been sounding so cautious even though Canadian economic data remain firm.


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