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Cutting Through the Noise


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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November 24, 2017

By Salman Ahmed

What Sears can teach you about your pension

Sears' bankruptcy is a good reminder that the terms laid out in a defined benefit (DB) pension plan are not always written in stone.

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November 22, 2017

By Salman Ahmed

Global Equity Fund Update

Takeaways from a recent site visit with our Global Equity Fund manager in Edinburgh.

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August 8, 2017

By Salman Ahmed

"You remind me of a diaper. Self-absorbed and full of crap."

Trash talking is everywhere on the investing gridiron. Here's how you can arm yourself for it.

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June 22, 2017

By Salman Ahmed

How your money is safeguarded at Steadyhand

A look at the measures in place to protect clients' money from fraud or insolvency.

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February 20, 2017

By Salman Ahmed

Equity Fund Update

Highlighting some of the main themes from a recent conversation with the manager of our Equity Fund.

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February 7, 2017

By Salman Ahmed

Investing in uncertain times

Protests. Populism. Terrorism. It's a scary world out there. We lay out some advice for investing in these testing times.

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October 24, 2016

By Salman Ahmed

Goodbye Brangelina, Hello Potrium

A look at two large corporate mergers and the insights they offer.

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September 27, 2016

By Salman Ahmed

I dare say, don't always stick to your plan

We're big advocates for sticking to your investment plan. But there are times when you need to do some critical rethinking.

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September 19, 2016

By Salman Ahmed

Agrium and PotashCorp: It ain't over till it's over

Why we're watching closely the proposed merger of PotashCorp and Agrium.

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July 27, 2016

By Salman Ahmed

The ETF industry is evolving, not in a good way

A look at how ETF providers are engaging in the same bad behaviours that the mutual fund industry has been guilty of.

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December 11, 2015

By Salman Ahmed

Pseudo-Precision Smoke Machine

As year-end nears, be wary of market predictions for 2016.

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