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Cutting Through the Noise


November 23, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Gold can be whatever you want it to be — which is why you should treat it with caution

Gold is back in vogue, rising from US$1,200 two years ago to US$1,900 today. In his latest Financial Post article, Tom Bradley provides some perspective on the precious metal and the role it can play in your portfolio.

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November 12, 2020

By Tom Bradley

RRSP transfers: The dark side

If you move your RRSP to a new firm, they'll process the paperwork and get you up and running in no time. If you transfer assets out, it can take weeks. This imbalance is appalling and worthy of a rant. Here goes.

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November 9, 2020

By Tom Bradley

The Dip

Being a successful investor is less about being good at reading the economy, timing the market, or picking individual stocks, and a whole lot about dealing with the inevitable dips.

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November 4, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Red, white and who?

We woke up this morning to an undecided U.S. election. Here's why we suggest you sit tight through the drama and leave the investment stress to us.

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October 26, 2020

By Tom Bradley

When it comes to investing, don't believe everything you see on TV

If you find yourself listening to someone pontificate about where the market is going, it's best to change the channel.

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October 13, 2020

By Tom Bradley

Why U.S. election results are trivial compared to these factors that will drive your portfolio returns

The U.S. election is seriously overhyped when it comes to investing — focus on these trends instead.

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September 28, 2020

By Tom Bradley

If stock valuations seem out of whack, blame the slow burn of a declining discount rate

High growth stocks like Shopify, Netflix, Tesla, Slack and Snowflake look extremely expensive when future earnings are discounted at 10%. At 5% it can be a much different story. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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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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