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Sector Watch: Fixed-income funds face headwinds

Rising interest rates in the past year have put downward pressure on bond prices, which move in the opposite direction to yields

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Patience is a key factor

Reports of the death of momentum investing - and other factor-based strategies - have been greatly exaggerated

The essentials from IPC

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New fund and ETF changes at TDAM

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StoneCastle launches cannabis fund

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Table: Precious metals equity funds as of Aug. 31, 2018

Looking for golden acorns

Portfolio managers of precious metals funds hope gold will shine again and prove its value as a portfolio diversifier

  • By: Jade Hemeon
  • September 21, 2018 September 21, 2018
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Active or index investing?

Much of the industry's argument for active management focuses on myths while missing the value of professional advice

  • By: Dan Hallett
  • September 21, 2018 September 24, 2018
  • 00:09
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Living together, saving less

Although some couples view cohabiting as a way to reduce expenses, their overall wealth may not be enhanced

Fidelity launches ETFs

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Dividends from Vanguard

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RBCGAM dives into fixed-income pools

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Desjardins lowers fees

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Lower risks at Horizons

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Table: Real estate equity funds as of July 31, 2018

Sector Watch: Real estate funds are on solid ground

The outlook is strong for multi-family residential properties, which are benefiting from rising demand and short supply

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Sector Watch: Seeking growth in a tense environment

The feared consequences of trade wars have taken the steam out of international equities markets in 2018

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Biggest risk to retirees

Demographic and economic structural changes have elevated longevity risk. Retirees are simply living longer

IA Clarington renames fund

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Vanguard launches mutual funds

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Horizons joins the blockchain

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Global growth fund from Fidelity

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First Asset launches health-care ETF

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Natural resources equity funds

Sector Watch: Finding opportunities in resources

Portfolio managers face a narrow mandate, but they can diversify across industries such as precious metals and forest products

Table of U.S. equity fund performance

Sector Watch: Good times for American growth

Rising interest rates, uncertainty about NAFTA and rumblings of trade wars haven't dampened optimism about U.S. stocks

Sector Watch: Asia-Pacific funds enjoy solid growth

China, India and other Asian countries are benefiting from expanding middle classes and increased domestic consumption

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