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By Samantha Prasad | Tuesday, December 18, 2018



If you need money from your RRSP because you are buying a home, the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) is the alternative to an out-and-out withdrawal. A tax-free withdrawal of up to S25,000 can be made under the HBP. Basically, the withdrawal is designed to apply only if you and your spouse, if married legally or common-law, are “first-time” home buyers. At first glance, it sounds like easy money. But there are some traps and pitfalls to be aware of. Here’s how it works.


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By Fund Library News Wire | Monday, December 17, 2018



By Kristina Hooper, Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.

The past couple of weeks have seen major swoons in the stock market and U.S. Treasuries. As of this writing, the selloff has been continuing. However, I still hold out hope that we could see stocks finish higher than where they are now by year-end. Yes, Virginia, there still is the possibility of a “Santa Pause.”


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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, December 14, 2018

By Mike Keerma

The big North American stock indices posted losses again on the week, as investors reacted to slower-than-expected growth in both China and the eurozone. In addition, the European Central Bank announced earlier this week that it is ending its €2.6 trillion (US$3.9 trillion) bond buying program even as the eurozone posted a marginal 0.2% GDP growth rate in the third quarter. Markets continued their downtrend on Friday, despite some signs of easing in the U.S.-China trade dispute, a 0.2% monthly increase in U.S. retail sales in November, and a 0.6% increase in industrial production. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down more than 10% from its October high, a decline that puts it into correction territory. The S&P 500 Composite Index fell 1.3% on the week, while the Nasdaq Composite Index lost 0.8%. Toronto’s S&P/TSX Composite Index retreated 1.4%, dragged down by the energy sector as crude oil fell 1.9% on the week.


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By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, December 14, 2018



Q – We’re seeing a lot about year-end investment and tax strategies at this time of the year. But so many of them seem to be only for the super rich or ultra-sophisticated. Do you have any year-end financial tips for the average investor? – Sunny L., Markham, Ontario


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By Fund Library News Wire | Thursday, December 13, 2018

By Mike Keerma

* BMO launches two high-conviction funds.
* Manulife multifactor EM ETF debuts on TSX.
* BMO Nesbitt Burns completes fund mergers and conversions.


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