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February 7, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Who's This Money for Anyway?

This past weekend I came across an investment situation that I see quite often. It relates to the portfolios of super seniors (80 plus years). The situation is this: The senior has a regular income from a pension plan or ...

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February 1, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Ivy League Lessons

The January 20th issue of The Economist had a good article on the investment success that American university endowments have had. The article points out that these endowments have done better than other types of investors (pension funds being the ...

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January 26, 2007

By Tom Bradley

When a Manager Moves, Be Prepared

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published January 26, 2007 Do I follow my favourite manager to a new fund? There are probably a few investors out there who feel like they have a big "L" on their forehead. ...

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January 22, 2007

By Tom Bradley

The ETF Diaries - Part 2

Jonathan Chevreau's column in today's Financial Post provides more data on the Claymore ETFs of which I spoke in a recent posting ( ETFs' I've Seen This Movie Before ). The column reinforced some of the views I put forward: ...

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January 18, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Yearly Predictions

I've been under the weather over the last week and have had lots of time to sit and read. Thank goodness I've had other things to read besides the newspapers, otherwise I'd be going crazy right now. For a few ...

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January 18, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Going Global

Posted by Scott Ronalds For a while, my partner Tom Bradley has been talking about how Canadian investors are less diversified than they should be ( Feeling Comfortable? Maybe it's Time to Shake Up Your Portfolio ). At times, it's ...

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January 12, 2007

By Tom Bradley

In Investing or Exercise, There are No Quick Fixes

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published January 12, 2007 The YWCA that I go to is always busier in the early part of January. This year is no exception. As part of our New Year's resolutions, we all ...

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January 5, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Why we Have Too Many Mutual Funds

As of this week, there is a new mutual fund on the market called the Mackenzie Founders Fund. The fund will invest equally in four of Mackenzie's oldest funds. It will be automatically rebalanced to maintain an equal weighting in ...

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January 5, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Predictions are Easy - on Anything but the Market, that is

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published December 29, 2006 I'm not one to make predictions on what the capital markets are going to do in the next year, or three years for that matter. But with my editors ...

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January 2, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Option Pricing - Where do you Draw the Line?

Compared to the Enron / Worldcom blowups, the options pricing scandal we're going through now is very low key. Enron et al were front page news for a long time. The options scandal is strictly a page 8 item in ...

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December 22, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Too Good to be True

I came across a wonderful quote yesterday. I was reading a piece I'd found on the Tocqueville Asset Management website (www. tocqueville.com) written by their Chairman, Francois Sicart. "I never invest in a situation in which I cannot lose money" ...

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December 18, 2006

By Tom Bradley

If these Investment Vehicles were Ice Cream, I'd Take Vanilla

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published December 15, 2006 I've been in the investment business since 1983 and I find that with each passing year simplicity becomes more and more appealing. And I don't think I'm alone; it's ...

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