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Cutting Through the Noise


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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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 - 2021

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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