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Cutting Through the Noise


August 10, 2022

By Neil Jensen

He's got game: Tom Bradley inducted into Canada's Investment Industry Hall of Fame

Steadyhand Chair and Co-founder Tom Bradley is being inducted into Canada's Investment Industry Hall of Fame this year — a great recognition of his accomplishments as an investor and firm-builder.

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August 8, 2022

By Tom Bradley

What's baked into the cake? That's a question investors should always be asking

In investment parlance, 'baked into the cake' refers to the fact that investors in aggregate are aware of the prevailing outlook and have already factored it into stock prices. We look at what is and isn't being 'baked in' right now.

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July 28, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Transfer Fee Reimbursement Program

Steadyhand will reimburse all transfer fees (up to $150 plus tax) for existing clients who move an account(s) to us worth $10,000 or more from another financial institution between August 1 and September 30, 2022.

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July 25, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Buying stronger companies in times of weakness can give investors the nerve to be countercyclical

Investing in the strongest companies may maximize your returns over the next few years. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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July 21, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Listen Up: Summer Podcast Recommendations

20 podcasts to add to your playlist this summer.

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July 20, 2022

By Salman Ahmed

Robo-advisors: Where are they now in 2022? (Video)

Many of the original robo-advisors have pivoted or sold their businesses. In this video, we tell you what happened to the companies that made the biggest splash in Canada and the U.S.

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July 14, 2022

By Salman Ahmed

Mid-Year Review (Video)

Rising interest rates, decades-high inflation, persistent supply chain problems, the war in Ukraine, and talk of recession weighed heavily on stocks and bonds in the first half of 2022. We shed some light on these top-of-mind issues and what we've been doing in the Founders Fund.

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July 11, 2022

By Tom Bradley

The great normalization has crushed investor sentiment — and that may be a sign the worst is over

Global stocks are down almost 20% year-to-date, investor sentiment has gone from one extreme (greed) to another (fear), and the R-word (recession) is increasingly being thrown around. So where does this leave us as we look ahead to the second half of the year? Tom Bradley provides some perspective in his Financial Post column.

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July 8, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Bradley's Brief — Q2 2022

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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June 29, 2022

By Salman Ahmed

The Volatility Meter: A great investment tool for volatile markets (Video)

Our Volatility Meter is a useful gauge for investors to get a sense of how stocks and bonds (and various combinations thereof) have performed in previous years. We walk you through it.

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June 27, 2022

By Tom Bradley

A dose of much-needed optimism amid all the market negativity

I recently spent three days outside my comfort zone at a tech conference and came away with a dose of energy and optimism, and a lot to think about.

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June 23, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Who are Canada's most trusted financial brands?

The Globe and Mail’s personal finance columnist Rob Carrick posed a question to his readers this week: Who are Canada’s most trusted financial brands? We encourage you to complete the quick survey.

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June 17, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

When investing becomes a test of mettle

Investing has been a test of mettle lately. We look back at some words of advice from the spring of 2020 that are also hopefully helpful in these bumpy markets.

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June 16, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Elon Musk is Wrong (Video)

In one of his recent Twitter posts, Elon Musk claimed that “ESG is a scam”. Here's why his post reflects a poor understanding of what ESG is.

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June 13, 2022

By Tom Bradley

How investors can cut through the noise to maintain their chances of success

Tom Bradley shares some nuggets he's collected from attending a slew of webinars and meetings in recent weeks.

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June 8, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Dogfooding. It can do a company good

The term 'dogfooding' is starting to be used more frequently. It's slang for the use of one's own products or services. Here's why we're big believers in it.

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June 1, 2022

By Tom Bradley

A New Chief Investment Officer

We're pleased to announce that Salman Ahmed is now Steadyhand's Chief Investment Officer (CIO).

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May 30, 2022

By Tom Bradley

It's hard to go against the market, but good investors live for times like these

Nobody knows how this market decline will play out, but it’s gone far enough that it’s time to think about shifting to offence from defence.

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May 26, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Summer Reading

Summer is just around the corner. We've got your literature needs covered.

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May 18, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

A great company doesn't always make a great investment

Many fabulous companies have seen a downright crash in their stock this year, reinforcing the notion that no company is a great investment without consideration of its price.

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May 16, 2022

By Tom Bradley

This stock market dip is different, but that doesn't mean investors should panic

My former business partner had some sage words of advice in weak markets that we're taking to heart right now: make sure you go up with more stocks than you went down with.

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May 10, 2022

By Salman Ahmed

Volatility got you worried? Here are 3 questions to ask yourself

Why we feel confident putting money to work right now, and a few key questions to ask yourself in this highly charged market.

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May 2, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Why stock market forecasters are in need of a reality check

Advisors are doing their clients a disservice and embarrassing themselves when forecasting what the stock market is going to do over the next month or year. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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April 28, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Observations on the M&A front

Corporate mergers and acquisitions hit a record last year and the frenetic pace has continued this year, with Elon Musk's proposed takeover of Twitter the latest high-profile deal. We offer some observations on all the activity.

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April 18, 2022

By Tom Bradley

The more things change, the more the keys to successful investing stay the same

The world, and investment industry, is much different than it was 15 years ago when we started Steadyhand. But as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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