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Cutting Through the Noise


November 1, 2022

By Tom Bradley

There's a good side to oligopolies and a lack of competition if you're an investor

What’s hammering your budget may be benefiting your portfolio. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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October 17, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Don’t let the market noise drown out what's right for you

The markets right now have a lot of “not right now” going on. The common refrain from economists, strategists and analysts is not to buy yet. But this seemingly ubiquitous viewpoint needs additional context.

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October 11, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Bradley's Brief — Q3 2022

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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October 3, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Things to watch for in a bear market

It’s a hard time to make investment decisions. The noise is high, and emotions are higher. Here are a few thoughts that may help balance the commentary and lower the temperature.

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September 19, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Do this, don't do that: Investors should read these 11 signs

11 messages the infamous 'dude with sign' might consider if he focused solely on investing.

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September 6, 2022

By Tom Bradley

The Jackson Hole Jolt felt around the world and what it should mean for investors

Thoughts on U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's short speech in Jackson Hole that jolted markets.

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August 30, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Words of wisdom on quick versus careful decision making

Words of wisdom from Baillie Gifford, a Scottish growth manager that's been under pressure recently due to a stretch of underperformance.

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August 22, 2022

By Tom Bradley

How to please the future you by taking investing actions today

These things are more important than being a brilliant stock picker or market timer, and way easier.

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August 18, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Building Trust

An informal poll by the Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick indicated that Steadyhand is recognized by Canadians as one of the country's most trusted financial brands. We recap some of the things we do—big and small—that we hope engender trust in our business.

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August 8, 2022

By Tom Bradley

What's baked into the cake? That's a question investors should always be asking

In investment parlance, 'baked into the cake' refers to the fact that investors in aggregate are aware of the prevailing outlook and have already factored it into stock prices. We look at what is and isn't being 'baked in' right now.

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July 25, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Buying stronger companies in times of weakness can give investors the nerve to be countercyclical

Investing in the strongest companies may maximize your returns over the next few years. Tom Bradley explains in his Financial Post column.

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July 11, 2022

By Tom Bradley

The great normalization has crushed investor sentiment — and that may be a sign the worst is over

Global stocks are down almost 20% year-to-date, investor sentiment has gone from one extreme (greed) to another (fear), and the R-word (recession) is increasingly being thrown around. So where does this leave us as we look ahead to the second half of the year? Tom Bradley provides some perspective in his Financial Post column.

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July 8, 2022

By Tom Bradley

Bradley's Brief — Q2 2022

Tom Bradley's quarterly letter to clients.

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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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