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Market Update: Q2 2021

The global economy led by the U.S. continues its gradual recovery—supported by economic reopening and COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Stronger consumption is expected through 2021 fueled by consumers with excess savings and pent-up demand for goods and services...

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2021 Federal Budget overview

On April 19, 2021 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivered the first Federal Budget in more than 2 years. See the overview.

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Budget 2021 — The other shoe hasn't dropped ... yet

[Manulife Investment Management] Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2021 Federal Budget on April 19, 2021. What follows is a summary of budget measures that may be of interest to investment and insurance advisors, and implications for planning using insurance and investments. Read More...

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Market Update: Q1 2021

March 23 marked the one-year anniversary of the market low brought on by the pandemic. Since then, the S&P 500 has seen its largest 12-month gain since 1936, exceeding the recovery in 2010 from the global financial crisis. Equity markets performed well through the first quarter, extending the gains made since March last year.

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