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February 28, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

That Was Ugly

Biggest one day loss since 2001. Historic sell-off. Downright brutal. I’m referring of course to the actions of the Florida Panthers yesterday. The Panthers traded Todd Bertuzzi to the Red Wings for two conditional draft picks and a forward I’ve ...

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February 27, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Structured Products – Proud to Shroud

I like to read Doug Steiner’s columns in the ROB Magazine. You never know what he’s going to write about. You do know, however, that he will have a strong view on whatever it is. In this month’s issue, Doug ...

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February 26, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Appetite for Risk may Lead to a Bad Case of Cramps

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published February 23, 2007 I’ve always encouraged investing enthusiasts to read more than just the newspaper for ideas and education ( User’s Guide to the Business Media ). If you discover a professional ...

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February 23, 2007

By Tom Bradley

This Merger is a Sirius Copout

What happened to the ‘winner take all’ attitude? Where’s the competitive spirit? Doesn’t an intense rivalry mean anything anymore? Is the corporate world turning into milk toast? What has sparked all these questions is the proposed merger between Sirius Satellite ...

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February 21, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Assessing Performance – Don’t be Sloppy!

It’s that time in the market cycle when we’re all vulnerable to hearing how great someone else has done with their investments. Invariably, this kind of chatter leads back to comparisons with the mutual funds owned by the speaker or ...

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February 20, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

JetBlue – An Untimely Lesson in Growth

JetBlue, the New York-based low-cost airline known for its leather seats, seatback TVs and superior customer service, suffered a public relations nightmare last week when an east coast ice storm grounded many of its scheduled flights. Hazardous weather is beyond ...

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February 18, 2007

By Neil Jensen

Creating steadyhand.com

One of my intentions for this blog is to expose some of the inner workings of Steadyhand, including the functions we outsource and the vendors we work with. A natural place to start is with this website and the firm ...

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February 16, 2007

By Tom Bradley

29 Funds and Counting

I’ve had some fun and interesting responses to my Globe column last Friday on the Canmore couple that owned 29 mutual funds ( RRSP Nightmare: Too Many Funds in Your Basket ). Adrian Mastracci of KCM Wealth Management in Vancouver ...

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February 14, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Steadyhand – An Alternative to the Big Guys

Yesterday was a big day for the team at Steadyhand. We filed our final prospectus and turned on our website. While our funds won’t be available to investors until April 10th, these are still big milestones for us. Also yesterday ...

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February 13, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

The Bear Truth

Grizzly Facts, Part I The Grizzly population of North America is estimated to be between 40,000 - 50,000 B.C. is home to 1 of every 4 remaining Grizzly bears in North America Newborn cubs weigh less than a pound A ...

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February 13, 2007

By Neil Jensen

Recovering from the MFDA Site Visit

Here's a shot of our Manager of Research & Communications, Scott Ronalds, recovering from our last MFDA site visit in January. ...

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February 9, 2007

By Tom Bradley

RRSP Nightmare: Too Many Funds in Your Basket

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published February 9, 2007 We were driving to Whistler last weekend and out of the blue my wife Lori said “it's RSP season and you still haven't written that column”. It took me ...

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