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August 17, 2017

By Tom Bradley

If you're thinking about investing in a hedge fund, read this first

Hedge funds are complex vehicles. Which is why it's key to educate yourself on their ins and outs if you're pondering this strategy.

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August 15, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Bank profits: Are the customers tapped out?

Canadian banks are strong, insanely profitable companies, but their primary customers - individual Canadians - are getting tapped out.

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August 10, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Truths in the post-truth era

Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital provides a refuge in the post-truth era. The following gems are from his presentation, 'The Truth about Investing'.

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August 4, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Bond buyers look for a designated driver

This week, a group of bond buyers and dealers issued a letter to the U.S. Treasury. The 'Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association' advised the Treasury to be careful as it moves to normalize short-term interest rates...

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July 20, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Interest rates and inflation

Tom weighs in on why the recent increase in interest rates is fully justified.

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July 17, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Bulls vs. bears: How to get the most out of opposing market predictions

Is the market going higher, or is it highly overvalued? A guide to getting the most out of the many and varied market predictions.

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June 13, 2017

By Tom Bradley

When good is better than perfect

There's no such thing as a perfect portfolio.

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June 9, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Being needy. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Investing is about setting yourself up for the last third of your life. It’s super important. So don't be afraid to be needy.

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June 7, 2017

By Tom Bradley

How investors can prepare for the next market downturn

Market volatility is low and it feels pretty quiet. In times like these, investors should enjoy it while it lasts and get ready for when it's not so quiet.

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May 29, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Banks: On the backs of the Canadian public

Everyone has been picking on the banks lately, but we shouldn’t feel sorry for them.

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May 15, 2017

By Tom Bradley

The fee mystery

An amusing and depressing story about a Wall Street Journal reporter who tries to find out what fees she's paying her investment advisor.

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May 11, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Is a GIC an investment?

Many people think of Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) as investments. But maybe they shouldn't. We explain.

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