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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 Dave Paterson | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

RBC Global High Yield Bond Fund has an interesting mandate with a target mix that is split between high-yield bonds and emerging market debt. At the end of December, managers Jane Lesslie and Frank Gambino had the portfolio at roughly their target mix, with 52% invested in emerging market bonds and 45% in high-yield debt. They had taken some profits off the table in the high-yield space, and had added to the emerging markets exposure after the U.S. election. The fund’s strategy has produced some stellar results, especially in 2016, when it won the Fundata FundGrade A+™ Award for the second time.


By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, March 28, 2017


By Evelyn Jacks

The March 22 federal budget contained only a few specific tax provisions of interest to investors, mostly of a technical nature. Here’s a summary:


By Gordon Pape | Monday, March 27, 2017


Two of my recommended U.S. bank stocks JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) announced two very different sets of financial results for their 2016 year-end. The former blew by analysts’ estimates with a year-over-year earnings gain of 24%. The latter left investors deeply disappointed, posting a profit drop of 5.4% from the year before. What accounts for the wide disparity in two of America’s largest financial institutions?


By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, March 24, 2017

By Mike Keerma

* Stocks sag through the week.
* Manulife merges funds into new portfolios
* TD debuts ETF portfolios.

* Stocks sag through the week. The senior U.S. stock indices sagged through the week and closed Friday with weekly losses as a major healthcare bill was pulled by Republicans before it could be put to a vote in the House of Representatives. The S&P 500 Composite Index lost 1.4% on the week, while the Nasdaq Composite Index slid 1.2%. Toronto’s S&P/TSX Composite Index ended the week virtually flat, logging a hairline -0.3% loss, as a 1.4% weekly gain in the price of gold buoyed gold stocks, while the Trump Administration’s approval of TransCanada Corp.’s (TSX: TRP) Keystone XL pipeline helped support the energy sector at the end of the week, despite a -1.3% week-over-week decline in the price of crude oil.


By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, March 24, 2017

By Geoff Castle, Portfolio Manager, Pender Corporate Bond Fund

Low default risk and short duration are keys to attractive risk/reward in the current corporate credit market. There are two different scenarios that we consider when we try to mitigate the effects of risk in the Pender Corporate Bond Fund.


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