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Cutting Through the Noise


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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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March 18, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Where do young investors go?

An unmistakable feature of the market’s run over the last year has been the surge of new and mostly young do-it-yourself investors, with much of the new money going into highly speculative bets. For those looking for some guidance and a less dicey approach, there are good options out there, including Steadyhand ;)

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