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Cutting Through the Noise


August 3, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Ecosystem for failure

How the 'gamification' of investing is creating an ecosystem for failure.

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July 29, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

That summer BBQ, good for the soul. And your portfolio

If you're hosting a BBQ this summer, your shopping bags will likely be full of Steadyhand companies. We take you on a trip to the store.

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July 19, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Cryptocurrencies, SPACs, lumber and more — the second quarter was filled with violent reversals

The theme for the second quarter was trend reversal. The issues most talked about at the beginning of April ended up going the other way, notably interest rates, 'reopening stocks', cryptocurrencies, and lumber.

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July 15, 2021

By Salman Ahmed

Canadian housing observations

Real estate bears are getting more airtime as prices have been rising. But they don’t put their money where their mouth is.

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July 12, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Mid-year review video

A recap of the first half of the year and a few words on a topic that is coming up frequently in our conversations with clients — inflation.

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July 9, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Bradley's Brief — Q2 2021

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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July 5, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Want to try do-it-yourself investing? These tips from the pros will improve your outcomes

A DIY trend often springs up after a long bull market, but this one may have staying power. If you’re doing your own thing, however, you shouldn’t totally dismiss professional management. Here are some habits and disciplines you can borrow from the pros that will improve your outcomes.

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June 21, 2021

By Tom Bradley

10 things we (still) know for sure about markets and investing

Tried and true investing principles that will never let you down.

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June 15, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

The perfect supply chain storm

Key supply chains have ruptured while demand for consumer goods has soared during the pandemic. Along with a massive logistics headache for many businesses, it's also led to an uptick in inflation. Yet, this isn't such a bad thing. We explain.

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June 10, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Loonie on a tear

The loonie is hot. Here's what it means for your portfolio.

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June 7, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Why investors should focus on generating the best total return, not the best yield

Recently retired? Here's why your portfolio's focus should be on total return, not yield.

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May 28, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Summer Reading

Summer is just around the corner. We've got your literature needs covered.

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May 25, 2021

By Tom Bradley

10 good reasons to fire your financial adviser

How well you manage your long-term investments will determine the quality of your life in retirement. If you’re not sure whether your adviser has your best interests in mind, it could be time to move on. In his Financial Post column, Tom Bradley lays out 10 reasons that might prompt you to act.

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May 18, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Bubble in the north?

The Florida land boom of the 1920's is a fascinating case study of an asset bubble. Can parallels be drawn to today's real estate market in Vancouver and Toronto?

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May 13, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Bear sighting in the new economy

Many of last year's hottest 'disruptor' stocks are in bear territory. But fear not, a balanced, well-diversified portfolio is doing just fine.

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May 10, 2021

By Tom Bradley

These important, but forgotten, issues might just become the next big market-movers

In an attempt to get ahead of the next big thing, Tom Bradley has put together a list of important issues that are not being talked about today, or at least, not talked about enough.

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May 6, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Co-CIO Announcement

We're pleased to announce that Salman Ahmed will be Steadyhand's Co-CIO (Chief Investment Officer).

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April 29, 2021

By Neil Jensen

Job Opportunity: Investor Specialist (Toronto)

We're looking for an Investor Specialist to join our growing team in Toronto.

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April 26, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Don't let portfolio creep catch you unprepared

When market trends persist for a long time, portfolios tend to drift toward what’s in vogue, bringing (sometimes unknowingly) a higher level of risk. Tom Bradley sheds some light in his Financial Post column.

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April 20, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Speculators are having a day

Many high risk assets have seen stratospheric returns lately. But if you’re thinking of speculating, be wary of flying too close to the sun.

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April 15, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Greenwashing and the AI challenge

A look at how artificial intelligence is being used in the field of ESG and some of the 'greenwashing' going on.

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April 12, 2021

By Tom Bradley

The Davids can beat the money management Goliaths — as long as they stick to their strengths

With wealth management in Canada now dominated by Goliaths, can the Davids survive and thrive? Tom Bradley explores in his latest Financial Post article. (Spoiler alert: Yes. Yes they can!)

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April 9, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

Bradley's Brief — Q1 2021

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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April 5, 2021

By Scott Ronalds

One Billion

Our assets under management pushed through the billion-dollar mark with the close of the first quarter. Thanks to our 3,700 clients who have helped us get here!

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March 29, 2021

By Tom Bradley

The last 12 months have been wonderful to investors, but don't let the end-date sensitivity fool you

When short-term results are fantastic, like they will be on your upcoming statement, make sure you enjoy them. Just don’t change your investment plan, or lifestyle.

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