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Cutting Through the Noise


March 6, 2020

By Salman Ahmed

What we're doing in these markets

The last two weeks have not been for the faint of heart. Here's an update on what we've been doing in this volatile environment.

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September 12, 2019

By Salman Ahmed

Global Equity Fund — One Year On

It's been a year since we changed the manager of our Global Equity Fund. We walk through why performance has been disappointing thus far and why we have confidence in the new manager.

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August 14, 2019

By Salman Ahmed

Market update

An update on the recent market volatility.

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May 13, 2019

By Salman Ahmed

Stock Snapshot — Philips

A synopsis of Philips, a global healthcare company we own in our Equity Fund.

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January 22, 2019

By Salman Ahmed

Clarifying book value

Book value is a term that can be confusing. We seek to clarify it.

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January 7, 2019

By Salman Ahmed

Fear of the unknown

Some words of wisdom from the steadiest of hands in this charged environment.

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December 27, 2018

By Salman Ahmed

An update on our funds in this market correction

Sound bites from our year-end manager meetings.

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September 13, 2018

By Salman Ahmed

Equity Fund Update

The manager of our Equity Fund, CGOV, was acquired by Fiera Capital this spring. After allowing some time for due diligence and critical thinking, here's an update on where we stand on the change in CGOV's ownership.

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May 16, 2018

By Salman Ahmed

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

Discount brokers are not permitted to provide advice, yet most fund companies pay them trailing commissions (ongoing advice fees) anyways. Some TD fundholders are finally taking a stand.

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March 29, 2018

By Salman Ahmed

Blockchain ... Just another story stock?

When a stock or industry is being driven more by speculation than fundamentals, we're happy to sit on the sidelines.

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February 21, 2018

By Salman Ahmed

Every decision has a trade-off — Even shoe purchases

A look at one of the most important trade-offs in investing — higher potential long-term returns or lower volatility.

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January 30, 2018

By Salman Ahmed

Global Equity Fund Update

A review of some of the topics that our Global Equity Fund manager (Edinburgh Partners' Sandy Nairn) covered during recent presentations in Vancouver and Toronto.

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