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Cutting Through the Noise


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 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 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 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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November 6, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Behavioural economics applied

A look at some of the behavioural challenges that investors encounter.

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October 27, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Ama-conned

238 towns and cities have submitted a proposal to become Amazon's second headquarters. But it's been a colossal waste of time and resources for many of them.

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October 23, 2017

By Tom Bradley

The great trailer fee fight rages on, but the writing is already on the wall

Embedded commissions for investment advisers are going the way of the dodo. Here’s why it’s about time.

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October 10, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Style? What style?

What it means to be style agnostic.

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October 6, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Value versus growth

While growth stocks have been shining, there are good reasons to believe value managers will have their day in the sun again.

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September 25, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Don't let a juicy yield distract you from overall returns

You're getting ready to retire. For decades, you've been making contributions to your RRSP and TFSA with the purpose of building up a nest egg. Growth was the priority. Now, it's time to shift gears. You'll be drawing an income from your investments, so the focus will be on capital preservation and income.

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September 14, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Making a statement

A recent JD Power survey suggests that most Canadian investors don't fully understand their account statements. If you need help with yours, give us a call!

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