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Cutting Through the Noise


December 18, 2017

By Tom Bradley

2017 was the year everything went right, and that's enough to make anyone paranoid

After years of markets over-reacting to political and socio-economic news, nothing could shake investors in 2017.

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December 12, 2017

By Scott Ronalds

Thinking speculative? Follow these guidelines.

Things to consider if you're thinking of investing in bitcoin, cannabis, space tourism or other high risk investments.

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December 8, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Volatility - This is wild

Stock market volatility has been remarkably low this year. CC&L has produced a great chart that shows just how unusual this period has been.

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December 7, 2017

By Scott Ronalds

Equity Fund Update

Key takeaways from a recent presentation on the Steadyhand Equity Fund with Ted Ecclestone from CGOV (the manager of the fund).

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December 4, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Why you shouldn't sweat the fed, and the danger of chasing dividends

Breathlessly watching central bankers for their next move does little to enhance your returns.

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November 29, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Hello? Is anybody there?

A rant on companies that don't answer their phones.

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November 28, 2017

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 24, 2017

By Salman Ahmed

What Sears can teach you about your pension

Sears' bankruptcy is a good reminder that the terms laid out in a defined benefit (DB) pension plan are not always written in stone.

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November 22, 2017

By Salman Ahmed

Global Equity Fund Update

Takeaways from a recent site visit with our Global Equity Fund manager in Edinburgh.

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November 20, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Hoping to turbocharge your returns by borrowing to invest? Read this first

Things to consider if you're thinking of borrowing to invest.

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November 16, 2017

By Scott Ronalds

Behavioural economics and the $100 bottle of wine

One of the core assumptions of economics is that people behave rationally. But they don’t. The story of a $100 bottle of wine illustrates.

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November 14, 2017

By Tom Bradley

What are you expecting from your portfolio?

A recent survey found that individual investors are expecting an annual return of 10.2% over the next 5 years. Not to be a downer, but they're likely going to be disappointed.

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