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Cutting Through the Noise


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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April 8, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Bradley's Brief — Q1 2022

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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April 4, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Capital markets have been doing a lot of normalizing lately. Let me explain

Commodity prices have seen a dramatic rise. Interest rates, too. Many fast-growing stocks, on the other hand, have experienced sharp declines. Tom Bradley argues that it all may just be a return to normal.

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March 29, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Higher rates are here

Interest rates are on the rise and bond investors are feeling the impact firsthand. But bonds still serve a purpose in many portfolios and higher rates don’t mean you should head for the gates.

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March 21, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Steadyhand tax documents: All you need to know

To assist with your tax filing, we review the tax documents you've received from us this year along with a brief explanation of their purpose.

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March 16, 2022

By Tom Bradley

An update on our funds amidst the market’s heightened volatility

It's been a volatile start to the year. We shed some light on the declines in the capital markets and recent activity in our funds.

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March 14, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Life after work: Planning for and living in retirement — Part II (Video)

In the second webinar in our two-part series on retirement, we spoke with two leading financial planners about some of the common questions they face and some costly mistakes that can be avoided. Here's a recording of the event.

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March 10, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Business is booming in the field of industrial automation equipment. We highlight two companies that Steadyhand investors own, Keyence and Fanuc.

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March 7, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Staying diversified may be tough in chaotic times, but it's worth the trouble

Diversification may not be free anymore, but make no mistake, it's still a bargain.

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March 3, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Inflation and interest rates are on the rise. What it means for bond investors (Video)

Inflation is reaching multi-decade highs. Interest rates are on the rise. And central banks are reducing monetary stimulus. We speak with the manager of our Income Fund to shed some light on what it means for bond investors.

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March 2, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Q: Do your funds hold any Russian companies?

The current geopolitical crisis has some Steadyhand investors asking whether we have any Russian investments in our funds. The answer is no. We elaborate.

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February 24, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

War and its impact on your portfolio

Russian President Putin's aggression towards Ukraine has escalated to armed conflict and investors are understandably nervous. Looking back at how stocks have reacted to previous conflicts may provide some ease.

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February 22, 2022

By Tom Bradley

A handful of things investors can actually control to generate better returns

Tips to help you stay steady and get the most out of your portfolio over the long term.

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February 15, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Global Equity Fund: Shedding some light on the new portfolio (Video)

Salman Ahmed speaks with the manager of our Global Equity Fund (Aristotle Capital Management) about the positioning of the portfolio and some of the new holdings.

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February 7, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Investors have subsidized our Uber rides, Spotify tunes and Netflix binging — but maybe not for much longer

The stock market may be putting a kibosh on the so-called 'non-profit' sector. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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February 4, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

In a heated market, beware catchy storylines and twisted narratives

The story of Keith Richards and the coconut tree serves as a good reminder that we need to be cognizant of twisted narratives — especially in a heated market.

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February 2, 2022

By Tom Bradley

The most expensive shoes you'll ever buy

A little mind exercise for when you're contemplating that next pair of kicks.

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January 28, 2022

By Scott Ronalds

Life after work: Planning for and living in retirement (Video)

We recently hosted a webinar with author/retirement expert Don Ezra. It was the first of our two-part series on 'life two', as Don likes to call it. Here's a recording of the event.

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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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