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August 4, 2006

By Tom Bradley

How Does It Feel To Be An Underdog?

In today's National Post, Jonathan Chevreau writes about Steadyhand Investment Funds in a story entitled: ' A tough way to start a fund '.  This article certainly reminds Neil and me of the challenges we face in selling directly to ...

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August 3, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Will I Ever Feel the Same About Westjet Again?

It's been a couple of weeks since Westjet settled with Air Canada for $15 million. As you may remember, Air Canada was suing Westjet for commercial espionage. Westjet was caught illegally stealing data on flight loads from Air Canada's data ...

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August 3, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Principal-protected Notes Give Investors Worst of Both Worlds

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Guest Column Published August 1st, 2006 As I contemplate starting a new investment company, I've had to assess what form it will take. Specifically, I've been trying to decide whether the good ol' ...

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August 1, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Looking for a CFO

I mentioned in my last posting that Neil Jensen and I (along with a few other like-minded people) are starting a new mutual fund company, Steadyhand Investment Funds Inc . We are at the stage now where one of those ...

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July 31, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Who'd Be Crazy Enough to Start a New Mutual Fund?

Us - that's who! I am partnering with Neil Jensen and a few other like-minded people to start Steadyhand Investment Funds . We're hoping to open the doors in the first quarter of 2007, although the date will be highly ...

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July 27, 2006

By Tom Bradley

The Wise CEO Rides the Cycle

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Guest Column July 21 2006 There are big decisions being made in the resource sector these days, as there are in the housing market, and at their core, the decisions are very similar. ...

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July 27, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Are We Near Top of Market Cycle? Ask a Porsche Dealer.

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Guest Column July 12 2006 In April, 2003, when everyone was felling pretty beaten up after three years of falling stock markets, I wrote an article in the Phillips, Hager & North Quarterly ...

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July 12, 2006

By Tom Bradley

The Mutual Fund - What a Concept!

As I contemplate starting a new investment company, I've had to assess what form it will take. Specifically, I've been trying to decide whether the good ole mutual fund is still a valid investment vehicle, or is it going the ...

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July 4, 2006

By Tom Bradley

If It Isn't Worth Doing...

"If something isn't worth doing, it isn't worth doing well." This is one of my favourite Charlie Munger lines and I think it's very applicable for those of us who manage money, for clients or just for ourselves. Specifically, I'm ...

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July 4, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Is Phelps Dodge the Next Time Warner?

I can't help but feel that the move by Phelps Dodge to buy (or merge with) Inco and Falconbridge will turn out badly. I admit, I'm not a bull on commodities. I think record high prices will stimulate significant growth ...

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June 28, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Three Keys to Investment Success

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Guest Column April 12 2006 A while back, Ira Gluskin recommended the new Barton Biggs book, Hedgehogging , in his column. I've enjoyed reading Mr. Biggs since his days at Morgan Stanley and ...

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June 28, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Time to Sell Canada Inc.?

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Guest Column March 17 2006 As I sat and watched the Neil Young movie Heart of Gold last week, I was reminded how great it is to be Canadian. Throughout the movie, Neil ...

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