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Cutting Through the Noise


January 9, 2024

By Tom Bradley

Bradley's Brief — Q4 2023

Tom Bradley's year-end letter to clients.

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January 3, 2024

By Tom Bradley

For investors, there were things that happened in 2023 that will be good for 2024

As we head into 2024, there is no shortage of negatives to focus on. But there are plenty of reasons for optimism, too. Tom Bradley highlights seven of them in his Globe and Mail column.

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January 1, 2024

By Scott Ronalds

Important TFSA & RRSP Numbers for 2024

As we step into a new year, it’s timely to highlight a few important financial numbers for 2024.

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December 27, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

5 big stories in 2023 that impacted the world and investment portfolios

A look at five big stories that impacted the world and investment portfolios in 2023: interest rates, war, artificial intelligence, the Magnificent Seven, and medical breakthroughs.

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December 20, 2023

By Neil Jensen

Salman Ahmed recognized as one of B.C.’s top ‘Forty under 40’ leaders

We’re pleased to announce that our Chief Investment Officer, Salman Ahmed, has been recognized by Business in Vancouver as one of B.C.’s top ‘Forty under 40’ executives.

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December 18, 2023

By Tom Bradley

The consequences of unpredictable markets

Beware of market forecasts: There’s no accountability around them, and certainly no intellectual honesty. And for every prediction that’s right, there are 10 that are way off.

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December 12, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

How to protect yourself, and your finances, from frauds and scams

Financial frauds and scams have become increasingly sophisticated, and the consequences of taking the bait can be severe. In our latest Steadyhand Café, two subject matter experts provide tips and insights on how to protect yourself from being a victim.

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December 4, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Nvidia, Apple and using valuation as a gut check

Nvidia Corp. reported its results recently and the numbers were eye-popping. Revenue for the third quarter was up 206 per cent to US$18-billion, and earnings per share were up more than 12 times, year-over-year. It was one of the most remarkable earnings reports I’ve ever seen from a large, established company. So, what did the stock do? Well, it went down.

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November 30, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Year-end distributions

All you need to know about distributions, and the estimated year-end figures for our funds.

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November 27, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Thinking of opening a First Home Savings Account (FHSA)? Here’s a few reasons to consider doing it before the end of the year

The newly-launched First Home Savings Account has some unique features that can make it beneficial to open an account before the end of the year. We explain.

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November 23, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand Equity Fund: Manager Update

Gord O’Reilly, the lead manager of the Steadyhand Equity Fund since its inception, will be retiring at the end of the year. While Gord has done a great job for our clients, we're nonetheless excited to introduce the new lead manager, Nessim Mansoor.

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November 20, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Beware of bright shiny objects to avoid falling off your investment plan

Right now, the bright shiny object is the safe and reliable GIC. Yet, investors opting for the comfort and certainty of GICs are likely to expose themselves to a set of risks they hadn't considered.

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November 16, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand partners with Tree Canada to celebrate client referrals

We're grateful for the support our clients have shown our business by spreading the word about Steadyhand. In recognition, we’ve partnered with Tree Canada to plant 10 trees for each new investor that is referred to us by an existing client.

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November 14, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

November 23 Webinar: How to protect yourself, and your finances, from frauds and scams

Financial frauds and scams have become increasingly sophisticated, and the consequences of taking the bait can be severe. At our November 23 webinar, two experts on the topic will discuss valuable insights and tips on how to protect yourself.

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November 9, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Glorianne Stromberg: On the client side of the table

Canadian investors recently lost a great advocate. Glorianne Stromberg passed away in Toronto on October 15th. She will be missed but her legacy lives on.

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November 6, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Cutting through the noise: For investors, it’s crucial to distinguish between the urgent and the important

In his new Globe and Mail column, Steadyhand Chair Tom Bradley endeavours to cut through the noise and sift through the urgent (news, headlines and stats) in search of the important.

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November 3, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Tom's column returns to the Globe and Mail

After writing a bi-weekly investment column in the National Post for the past six years, Tom Bradley is returning to the Globe and Mail.

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October 30, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Cash isn't king, but it's princely at least

You can now get a yield of 5% or more on your cash by investing in a GIC or money market fund. But here's why the return on cash is still no substitute for assets better geared to provide your portfolio with long-term growth — namely stocks, and yes, bonds.

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October 23, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

What you can expect from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and why it won't run dry anytime soon

A look under the hood of the CPP, what you can expect to collect in retirement, and why the Plan is on sold footing for the foreseeable future.

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October 17, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Investing alongside you since 2007. Here's just how much

One of our key business tenets is co-investment, or investing alongside our clients. Here's what it means in real money.

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October 12, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Remembering Tony Hamblin

Tony Hamblin was a little-known giant in our industry. He was a mentor to several of Canada's great investors and had a lasting impact on many.

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October 10, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Bradley's Brief — Q3 2023

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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October 5, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

The corporate video is dead. Long live the corporate video

There are conflicting views around corporate videos and whether they still serve a purpose. At their core, though, they can help tell a story, explain a product/service, and bring you inside the tent. There’s value in that, in our opinion. So, we're excited to introduce 'The Steadyhand Story'.

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October 2, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

First Home Savings Accounts (FHSA) now available at Steadyhand

We’re pleased to announce that we now offer First Home Savings Accounts (FHSA)! Here's how they work and what's required to open one.

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September 21, 2023

By Neil Jensen

Evan Parubets Promoted to Head of Advisory Services Team

We’re pleased to announce that Evan Parubets has been promoted to the role of Head of Advisory Services Team.

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