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Cutting Through the Noise


February 26, 2024

By Tom Bradley

Protecting against the right risks

Risk is a loaded word. It has negative connotations for most people, and is something to be avoided. Yet, it’s an essential part of investing. It’s embedded in the math — risk plus time equals return. Tom Bradley explores the topic in his Globe and Mail column.

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February 20, 2024

By Scott Ronalds

What is an Advice-Only Planner? A conversation with Julia Chung

David Toyne and Julia Chung discuss the evolving landscape of financial planning and why you might consider working with an AOP.

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February 12, 2024

By Tom Bradley

Hoping for the abnormal

The perils of basing your financial and investment decisions on the hope that interest rates will go back down.

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February 7, 2024

By Scott Ronalds

One woman's story about her decision to invest with Steadyhand

Meet Hélène, a remarkable woman who shares her story about investing with Steadyhand.

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February 5, 2024

By Scott Ronalds

3 key retirement tax credits you should know about

In our latest Coffee Break, Owen Winkelmolen, an independent advice-only financial planner, shares some valuable insights on how to lower your tax bill in retirement.

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January 29, 2024

By Tom Bradley

The annual report is the most important document of the year

Breaking down the most important investment document of the year.

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January 22, 2024

By Salman Ahmed

Year-end review and investment outlook video

A recap of 2023 and a discussion on our investment outlook, return expectations, and the advice we're giving clients.

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January 17, 2024

By Scott Ronalds

The benefits of diversification — 2023

A colourful look at the benefits of diversification.

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January 15, 2024

By Tom Bradley

When an investing strategy is easier said than done

“I will be a steady, long-term investor.” It’s easy to say and difficult to do. Indeed, there’s a big gap between talking about sticking to a plan and actually doing it. Tom Bradley offers a few suggestions that will improve your chances of success in his latest Globe and Mail article.

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January 9, 2024

By Tom Bradley

Bradley's Brief — Q4 2023

Tom Bradley's year-end letter to clients.

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January 3, 2024

By Tom Bradley

For investors, there were things that happened in 2023 that will be good for 2024

As we head into 2024, there is no shortage of negatives to focus on. But there are plenty of reasons for optimism, too. Tom Bradley highlights seven of them in his Globe and Mail column.

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January 1, 2024

By Scott Ronalds

Important TFSA & RRSP Numbers for 2024

As we step into a new year, it’s timely to highlight a few important financial numbers for 2024.

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December 27, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

5 big stories in 2023 that impacted the world and investment portfolios

A look at five big stories that impacted the world and investment portfolios in 2023: interest rates, war, artificial intelligence, the Magnificent Seven, and medical breakthroughs.

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December 20, 2023

By Neil Jensen

Salman Ahmed recognized as one of B.C.’s top ‘Forty under 40’ leaders

We’re pleased to announce that our Chief Investment Officer, Salman Ahmed, has been recognized by Business in Vancouver as one of B.C.’s top ‘Forty under 40’ executives.

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December 18, 2023

By Tom Bradley

The consequences of unpredictable markets

Beware of market forecasts: There’s no accountability around them, and certainly no intellectual honesty. And for every prediction that’s right, there are 10 that are way off.

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December 12, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

How to protect yourself, and your finances, from frauds and scams

Financial frauds and scams have become increasingly sophisticated, and the consequences of taking the bait can be severe. In our latest Steadyhand Café, two subject matter experts provide tips and insights on how to protect yourself from being a victim.

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December 4, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Nvidia, Apple and using valuation as a gut check

Nvidia Corp. reported its results recently and the numbers were eye-popping. Revenue for the third quarter was up 206 per cent to US$18-billion, and earnings per share were up more than 12 times, year-over-year. It was one of the most remarkable earnings reports I’ve ever seen from a large, established company. So, what did the stock do? Well, it went down.

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November 30, 2023

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 27, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Thinking of opening a First Home Savings Account (FHSA)? Here’s a few reasons to consider doing it before the end of the year

The newly-launched First Home Savings Account has some unique features that can make it beneficial to open an account before the end of the year. We explain.

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November 23, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand Equity Fund: Manager Update

Gord O’Reilly, the lead manager of the Steadyhand Equity Fund since its inception, will be retiring at the end of the year. While Gord has done a great job for our clients, we're nonetheless excited to introduce the new lead manager, Nessim Mansoor.

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November 20, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Beware of bright shiny objects to avoid falling off your investment plan

Right now, the bright shiny object is the safe and reliable GIC. Yet, investors opting for the comfort and certainty of GICs are likely to expose themselves to a set of risks they hadn't considered.

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November 16, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand partners with Tree Canada to celebrate client referrals

We're grateful for the support our clients have shown our business by spreading the word about Steadyhand. In recognition, we’ve partnered with Tree Canada to plant 10 trees for each new investor that is referred to us by an existing client.

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November 14, 2023

By Scott Ronalds

November 23 Webinar: How to protect yourself, and your finances, from frauds and scams

Financial frauds and scams have become increasingly sophisticated, and the consequences of taking the bait can be severe. At our November 23 webinar, two experts on the topic will discuss valuable insights and tips on how to protect yourself.

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November 9, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Glorianne Stromberg: On the client side of the table

Canadian investors recently lost a great advocate. Glorianne Stromberg passed away in Toronto on October 15th. She will be missed but her legacy lives on.

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November 6, 2023

By Tom Bradley

Cutting through the noise: For investors, it’s crucial to distinguish between the urgent and the important

In his new Globe and Mail column, Steadyhand Chair Tom Bradley endeavours to cut through the noise and sift through the urgent (news, headlines and stats) in search of the important.

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