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September 14, 2020

By Tom Bradley

The fifth risk of investing: Complexity

Complex investment products carry a lot of baggage, including a new set of unknowns and a lot of extra cost. Tom Bradley elaborates in his Financial Post column.

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August 31, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Signs that investors are paying far too much attention to short-term noise

There are some signs that we're in silly season as investors are gorging on everything that's hot at the moment. We'd all be wise, however, to focus on the opportunities that haven't gone viral yet.

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August 17, 2020

By Tom Bradley

The market has given investors a gift. It would be a shame to waste it

The market rebound has given us all a gift — an opportunity to do a thorough portfolio review from a position of strength.

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August 11, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Getting your big break in finance

From the archives — Tom Bradley wrote this article in the Globe and Mail back in 2011 to help young people getting into the business. We're republishing it in the hope that it can provide a little help today to those looking for a job in this Covid-hammered economy.

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August 7, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Walking among giants: Technology's growing dominace of the U.S. market

The U.S. stock market's main gauge consists of 500 companies. But the 10 largest technology stocks are having an outsized impact.

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August 4, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Why you should factor in real estate when you make investment decisions

Some things to think about if you're a real-estate-heavy investor.

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July 20, 2020

By Tom Bradley

What is going on?

Why does the stock market keep rising despite continual lockdowns? Tom Bradley shares some insights in his Financial Post column.

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July 6, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Why investors shouldn't give up on the 'buy and hold' approach

The buy-and-hold approach has been out of vogue before, and will be again, but it has a lot going for it.

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June 29, 2020

By Tom Bradley

A few words on expertise

It’s human nature to look for insight and foresight in wild times like we're experiencing now. But it’s not the time to bet the farm on one view of the future.

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June 22, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Investment tips for millennials

It’s a great time to learn about investing. Indeed, the past three months have been equivalent to a two-year MBA. Tom Bradley provides some tips for new investors in his Financial Post column.

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June 10, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Why is the market surging in the face of so much uncertainty?

There's no single explanation as to why the market has been so strong in the face of so much uncertainty, but here are a few things to keep in mind.

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June 8, 2020

By Tom Bradley

For private assets, the pandemic repricing is just getting started

There's a category of investments that has been slower to react to the deteriorating economic outlook — private investments such as commercial real estate, infrastructure and private equity. This sorting-out process will be fascinating to watch. Here's a sneak preview.

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