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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, February 23, 2018

By Mike Keerma

* Stocks post second straight week of gains.
* Vanguard plans actively-managed mutual funds.

* Stocks post second straight week of gains. North America’s big market indices again made gains on the week, continuing their retracement from steep losses suffered at the beginning of the month. Sentiment was buoyed by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s semi-annual report to Congress, which forecast continuing improvement in the U.S. economy with inflation continuing to hover near the Fed’s 2% target rate, but did not indicate further aggressive monetary policy tightening. The S&P 500 Composite Index posted its second straight weekly gain, rising 0.6%, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1.4%. Toronto’s S&P/TSX Composite Index rallied on Friday, supporting a 1.2% advance for the week, boosted by a 3.5% weekly gain in the energy index as crude oil rose 3.1% on the week. Gold retreated 1.6% on the week. Investors largely shrugged off the 0.5% seasonally-adjusted monthly increase in Canada’s January inflation rate (1.7% annualized).


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By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, February 23, 2018



Q – Do you have any suggestions for where to find money for RRSP contributions besides just saving something from each paycheque? – Joan C., Toronto, Ontario


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By Samantha Prasad | Thursday, February 22, 2018



When you are thinking about what to include in your will, your thoughts tend to focus on who gets what and who will take care of your kids. It’s also possible that you would tend to worry about ensuring there is enough left over for your family members once the taxman gets his piece of the pie. If so, then maybe you should also think about how to keep that piece as small as possible by properly planning your will in a tax-efficient manner. Here are some of my favorite strategies.


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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, February 21, 2018



Looking back over the past 10 years, the CI Black Creek Global Leaders Fund has certainly lived up to its name as a leader in the Global Equity category. With a 10-year average annual compounded rate of return of 10.5% as of Jan. 31, it has handily outpaced the MSCI World Index, and left most of its peer group in the dust. The outperformance gives it a current FundGrade A grade for January.


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By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

TAX PLANNING FROM THE KNOWLEDGE BUREAU



By Evelyn Jacks

Filing a tax return is the first, and often most important, financial transaction of the year for millions of Canadians. What’s different in 2018? For starters, the government is hanging on to early filers’ refunds longer than ever. With last year’s average tax refund clocking in at just over $1,735, that’s a big deposit that cash-strapped Canadians don’t have for their RRSP or TFSA deposit.


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By Gordon Pape | Tuesday, February 13, 2018
By Tyler Mordy | Monday, February 12, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, February 09, 2018
By Dave Paterson | Thursday, February 08, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Wednesday, February 07, 2018
By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, February 06, 2018
By Fund Library News Wire | Monday, February 05, 2018
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