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July 24, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Starbucks: Great Business, Great People, Good Price

Shares of the world’s largest specialty retailer were recently added to the Steadyhand Equity Fund. Why? Because Starbucks is now a “franchise” company – that is to say, a great business , run by great people , trading at a ...

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July 16, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

The Blog Days of Summer

Posted by Scott Ronalds I must admit that before I started working at Steadyhand last year, the term blog was pretty much a foreign concept to me. ‘Blogging’ sounded more like a slang term or a new extreme sport from ...

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July 3, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand Top Ten List

We're pleased to present the inaugural Steadyhand Top Ten List. We've faced a lot of great - and not so great - questions in our first few months of business. Here are our top picks: 10. Is this the place ...

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June 14, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

High Conviction Investing

I came across an article on Yahoo! Finance last week that profiled the Fidelity Advisor Mid Cap Fund (the fund is only available in the U.S.). The author led off with a quote from the fund’s manager: “ The way ...

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May 22, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Lessons From a Suitcase

Starting up a new fund company is hard work. I felt it was time for a little R&R, so I recently headed south to the Mayan Riviera to recharge the batteries. After 3 or 4 days of lounging on the ...

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May 10, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Coming to Toronto on May 16-17

The manager of our Equity Fund, Cranston, Gaskin, O’Reilly & Vernon (CGOV), is holding an Investor Conference Day in Toronto next week that I’ll be attending. Finally, an excuse to head east and get out of this terrible spring weather ...

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April 12, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Good Fix to a Variable Problem

RBC Asset Management announced on Tuesday that they plan on changing the way they calculate the MERs of their funds. As a refresher, an MER – the expense that we all love to hate – consists of a fund’s management ...

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March 15, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand Hits the Slopes

Steadyhand hit the slopes last weekend in Whistler. Unfortunately, with limited visibility, high winds and wet snow, conditions were almost unbearable. ...

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March 7, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Pass the Remote

My future has never looked so bright. I’ve been watching a lot of the big banks’ commercials on T.V. lately, and I’m really excited about my financial future. Apparently, I can send my daughter to med school and buy the ...

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February 28, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

That Was Ugly

Biggest one day loss since 2001. Historic sell-off. Downright brutal. I’m referring of course to the actions of the Florida Panthers yesterday. The Panthers traded Todd Bertuzzi to the Red Wings for two conditional draft picks and a forward I’ve ...

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February 20, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

JetBlue – An Untimely Lesson in Growth

JetBlue, the New York-based low-cost airline known for its leather seats, seatback TVs and superior customer service, suffered a public relations nightmare last week when an east coast ice storm grounded many of its scheduled flights. Hazardous weather is beyond ...

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February 13, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

The Bear Truth

Grizzly Facts, Part I The Grizzly population of North America is estimated to be between 40,000 - 50,000 B.C. is home to 1 of every 4 remaining Grizzly bears in North America Newborn cubs weigh less than a pound A ...

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