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Cutting Through the Noise


January 26, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

It's acronym season: RRSP or TFSA?

It’s that time of year. Cold days, long nights, holiday garland that’s overstayed its welcome, and the perennial question — RRSP or TFSA?

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January 24, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Four reasons the stock market will forever be unpredictable, erratic and prone to exaggeration

Over the past few remarkable years, we’ve seen extremes in both bullishness and bearishness on the same stocks, sometimes weeks apart and with little change in the fundamental outlook. Here are a few explanations for these roller-coaster rides.

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January 20, 2022

By Tom Bradley

When to sell

Selling is an underrated skill in investing. It’s also an area where investors act less rationally. Here are a few words of wisdom on the topic from Howard Marks.

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January 18, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand Year in Review (Video)

A recap of 2021, including an update on Steadyhand and an assessment of our performance.

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January 14, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

The benefits of diversification

A colourful look at the benefits of diversification.

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January 11, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Bradley's Brief — Q4 2021

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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January 10, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Elon Musk? Apple? Nah, interest rates were the real star of the year

Elon Musk and Apple received most of the attention last year, but the acceptance that interest rates were going to stay low indefinitely had a greater impact on investor returns. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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January 3, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Important TFSA & RRSP Numbers for 2022

With the turn of the calendar, we thought it would be timely to update you on a few important numbers for 2022.

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December 22, 2021

By Salman Ahmed

The difference between Microsoft and Axalta

All businesses are impacted by environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) in one way or another. However, the degree to which ESG issues influence a business can vary greatly. Microsoft and Axalta provide good examples.

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December 20, 2021

By Tom Bradley

It's hard not to dance when everyone else is having a great time

We’re at a point in the business cycle when the disc jockey is playing Shout by the Isley Brothers and investors can’t stop dancing. Tom Bradley explains in his latest Financial Post article.

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December 16, 2021

By Tom Bradley

The 2021 Bank Profit Indicator: Blasting to a new high

Canada's big banks make gobs of money. We feel obligated to report just how much.

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December 6, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Trending or ending? It pays to dig a little in the current market

Change and disruption is happening at a breakneck pace. Which is why it’s important to differentiate between the trends that are just getting started and those that are fading, as well as the ones that are COVID19-induced flash in the pans.

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November 29, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Coffee with a marine pilot

We’re lucky at Steadyhand to have an interesting client base, spanning designers, cardiologists, producers, police officers, beekeepers, chief executives, realtors, professional athletes, winemakers, teachers, musicians ... the list goes on. This is the story of a marine pilot.

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November 22, 2021

By Tom Bradley

The 'next big thing'?

For all the hype and media attention around ETFs, the growth of the Canadian market has been underwhelming. What's more, the most important ETF trend over the past decade is one that has garnered few headlines. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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November 18, 2021

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 16, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

A busy week for restructuring proves that bigger isn’t always better

General Electric, Toshiba, and Johnson & Johnson all announced last week that they're splitting up. There’s a business lesson there about sticking to your core competencies. A reminder, too, that bigger isn’t always better.

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November 10, 2021

By Neil Jensen

Job Opportunity: Associate Investor Specialist (Vancouver)

We're looking for an Associate Investor Specialist to join our growing team in Vancouver.

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November 8, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Investors have been enjoying a smooth ride, but now the hard part begins

Investing is a marathon, not a sprint, which is why investors need to be mentally prepared to grind out the tough miles. Tom Bradley elaborates in his latest Financial Post article.

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November 4, 2021

By Salman Ahmed

Global Equity Fund: Portfolio Update

Last month we announced a new manager for our Global Equity Fund, Aristotle Capital Management. With the portfolio transition now complete, we wanted to provide an update on how the fund is invested.

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October 25, 2021

By Tom Bradley

The four most dangerous words in investing

They’re known as the four most dangerous words in investing: This time is different. They’re dangerous because it usually isn’t different. To be sure, one element of investing that is never different "this time" is investor behaviour. Tom Bradley explains.

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October 21, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Manager change for the Global Equity Fund

Aristotle Capital Management has taken over sub-adviser responsibilities for our Global Equity Fund, replacing Velanne Asset Management. We walk through the reasons for the change, and why we're excited to be partnering with Aristotle.

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October 12, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Lost perspective: Three things investors have taken too far

A long boom cycle combined with short memories has created some dangerous misconceptions. Tom Bradley highlights three.

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October 8, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Bradley's Brief — Q3 2021

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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October 4, 2021

By Neil Jensen

Job Opportunity: Operations Specialist (Vancouver)

We're looking for an Operations Specialist to join our growing team in Vancouver.

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September 29, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

A look under the hood of the Canada Pension Plan

The CPP is our nation's collective retirement plan. Yet, it's still a bit of a mystery to many Canadians. We lay out some facts, figures, and interesting holdings.

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