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Cutting Through the Noise


February 23, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

State of the Union

Our annual update on all things Steadyhand.

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February 16, 2021

By Tom Bradley

What would Warren Buffett make of this stock market silly season? He's already told us

Mr. Buffett is eminently readable and forever logical, and his words are a wonderful counterpoint to the times we're in.

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February 12, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Fantastic February

One prognosticator recently laid out 10 reasons why February may be a fantastic month for investors. While we're all suckers for market calls, they're largely a waste of time and space — which is why ours is rather succinct: Markets will go up. And down. And sideways.

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February 11, 2021

By Salman Ahmed

Responsible investing myths

There are a number of myths about responsible investing. We attempt to debunk them.

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February 8, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Look at you, empire builder

Investors don’t typically think of themselves as business owners. But when you strip it down to basics, this is what investing is all about.

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February 2, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Thoughts on the GameStop saga

The price surges in GameStop, AMC, Blackberry and other stocks that are being hyped in chat rooms is the talk of the town. How does it end? We weigh in.

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February 1, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Keep your eye on the 'lost returns' in your annual investing report

The wealth management industry is pathetic when it comes to transparency (we strive to be better), so be your own advocate on fees and returns.

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January 28, 2021

By Salman Ahmed

What is ESG integration?

A primer on ESG integration, the branch of responsible investing our managers subscribe to.

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January 21, 2021

By Tom Bradley

New vs. existing clients: A balancing act

Discount brokers are in the news again, as their customer experience in 2020 left a lot to be desired. Brand new and prospective clients were treated well, but existing ones? Not so much. In our view, businesses need to find a better balance between loyal, long-standing clients and fresh, shiny new ones.

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January 18, 2021

By Tom Bradley

2020 was a year of extremes for investors, but it shouldn't change your approach going forward

When Canadians open their year-end account statements over the next few weeks, the range of returns for 2020 will be as wide as ever. To understand why your number might be dramatically different than your neighbour's, here are some of the reasons for the huge disparity.

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January 15, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

The benefits of diversification

A colourful look at the benefits of diversification.

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January 13, 2021

By Salman Ahmed

Responsible Investing 101

A closer look at the different approaches to responsible investing, including ESG integration, SRI (socially responsible investing), and impact investing.

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