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Cutting Through the Noise


June 27, 2022

By Tom Bradley

A dose of much-needed optimism amid all the market negativity

I recently spent three days outside my comfort zone at a tech conference and came away with a dose of energy and optimism, and a lot to think about.

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June 13, 2022

By Tom Bradley

How investors can cut through the noise to maintain their chances of success

Tom Bradley shares some nuggets he's collected from attending a slew of webinars and meetings in recent weeks.

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June 1, 2022

By Tom Bradley

A New Chief Investment Officer

We're pleased to announce that Salman Ahmed is now Steadyhand's Chief Investment Officer (CIO).

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May 30, 2022

By Tom Bradley

It's hard to go against the market, but good investors live for times like these

Nobody knows how this market decline will play out, but it’s gone far enough that it’s time to think about shifting to offence from defence.

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May 16, 2022

By Tom Bradley

This stock market dip is different, but that doesn't mean investors should panic

My former business partner had some sage words of advice in weak markets that we're taking to heart right now: make sure you go up with more stocks than you went down with.

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May 2, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Why stock market forecasters are in need of a reality check

Advisors are doing their clients a disservice and embarrassing themselves when forecasting what the stock market is going to do over the next month or year. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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April 18, 2022

By Tom Bradley

The more things change, the more the keys to successful investing stay the same

The world, and investment industry, is much different than it was 15 years ago when we started Steadyhand. But as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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April 4, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Capital markets have been doing a lot of normalizing lately. Let me explain

Commodity prices have seen a dramatic rise. Interest rates, too. Many fast-growing stocks, on the other hand, have experienced sharp declines. Tom Bradley argues that it all may just be a return to normal.

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March 16, 2022

By Tom Bradley

An update on our funds amidst the market’s heightened volatility

It's been a volatile start to the year. We shed some light on the declines in the capital markets and recent activity in our funds.

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March 7, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Staying diversified may be tough in chaotic times, but it's worth the trouble

Diversification may not be free anymore, but make no mistake, it's still a bargain.

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February 22, 2022

By Tom Bradley

A handful of things investors can actually control to generate better returns

Tips to help you stay steady and get the most out of your portfolio over the long term.

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February 7, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Investors have subsidized our Uber rides, Spotify tunes and Netflix binging — but maybe not for much longer

The stock market may be putting a kibosh on the so-called 'non-profit' sector. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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February 2, 2022

By Tom Bradley

The most expensive shoes you'll ever buy

A little mind exercise for when you're contemplating that next pair of kicks.

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January 24, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Four reasons the stock market will forever be unpredictable, erratic and prone to exaggeration

Over the past few remarkable years, we’ve seen extremes in both bullishness and bearishness on the same stocks, sometimes weeks apart and with little change in the fundamental outlook. Here are a few explanations for these roller-coaster rides.

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January 20, 2022

By Tom Bradley

When to sell

Selling is an underrated skill in investing. It’s also an area where investors act less rationally. Here are a few words of wisdom on the topic from Howard Marks.

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January 10, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Elon Musk? Apple? Nah, interest rates were the real star of the year

Elon Musk and Apple received most of the attention last year, but the acceptance that interest rates were going to stay low indefinitely had a greater impact on investor returns. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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December 20, 2021

By Tom Bradley

It's hard not to dance when everyone else is having a great time

We’re at a point in the business cycle when the disc jockey is playing Shout by the Isley Brothers and investors can’t stop dancing. Tom Bradley explains in his latest Financial Post article.

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December 16, 2021

By Tom Bradley

The 2021 Bank Profit Indicator: Blasting to a new high

Canada's big banks make gobs of money. We feel obligated to report just how much.

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December 6, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Trending or ending? It pays to dig a little in the current market

Change and disruption is happening at a breakneck pace. Which is why it’s important to differentiate between the trends that are just getting started and those that are fading, as well as the ones that are COVID19-induced flash in the pans.

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November 22, 2021

By Tom Bradley

The 'next big thing'?

For all the hype and media attention around ETFs, the growth of the Canadian market has been underwhelming. What's more, the most important ETF trend over the past decade is one that has garnered few headlines. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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November 8, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Investors have been enjoying a smooth ride, but now the hard part begins

Investing is a marathon, not a sprint, which is why investors need to be mentally prepared to grind out the tough miles. Tom Bradley elaborates in his latest Financial Post article.

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October 25, 2021

By Tom Bradley

The four most dangerous words in investing

They’re known as the four most dangerous words in investing: This time is different. They’re dangerous because it usually isn’t different. To be sure, one element of investing that is never different 'this time' is investor behaviour. Tom Bradley explains.

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October 21, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Manager change for the Global Equity Fund

Aristotle Capital Management has taken over sub-adviser responsibilities for our Global Equity Fund, replacing Velanne Asset Management. We walk through the reasons for the change, and why we're excited to be partnering with Aristotle.

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October 12, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Lost perspective: Three things investors have taken too far

A long boom cycle combined with short memories has created some dangerous misconceptions. Tom Bradley highlights three.

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September 27, 2021

By Tom Bradley

Is it time to raise cash?

One question keeps coming up in discussions with investors: Is it time to raise cash? Our answer is a resounding 'it depends.' Tom Bradley elaborates in his latest Financial Post article.

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