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October 18, 2018

By Tom Bradley

London Calling — Brexit

Tom reports back from London on a little topic that seems to be preoccupying people in the UK — Brexit.

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October 8, 2018

By Tom Bradley

The last third

Putting the office hockey pool ahead of retirement planning? You're not the only one. Here are a few steps to help get you more engaged in planning for the last third of your life.

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October 3, 2018

By Tom Bradley

The decline of the 'in the dark' business model

Most investment firms have operated under the assumption that by keeping clients in the dark, they’re less likely to leave. It now feels like the worm is turning.

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September 24, 2018

By Tom Bradley

When picking a portfolio manager or advisor, remember the 'Seven Ps'

Seven factors that are better predictors of future returns than what investors often use — a casual recommendation, glossy brochure or good recent returns.

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September 17, 2018

By Tom Bradley

Five lessons from the Financial Crisis

In his Financial Post column, Tom looks at how Black Monday and the dot-com crash were just preseason games compared to the fall of 2008.

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August 28, 2018

By Tom Bradley

Manager change for the Global Equity Fund

The full background on why we've decided to replace the manager of our Global Equity Fund.

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August 27, 2018

By Tom Bradley

The pros and cons of private equity

Private equity has risen in popularity in recent years, but there are important tradeoffs investors should be aware of.

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August 15, 2018

By Tom Bradley

A humble request: Remember the shareholder

Barry Critchley recently filed his last column with the National Post. For 35 years, he wrote about deals, products and people, and was never one to mince words — as his final piece attests.

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August 13, 2018

By Tom Bradley

Why you should embrace your ignorance when investing

In his Financial Post column, Tom explores the folly of market forecasts and wonders why the investment industry tries to be so precise about something that's anything but.

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July 31, 2018

By Tom Bradley

The bull market is showing its age

A 9-year bull run has pushed client expectations higher, and yet, opportunities to generate future returns are lower. Here's what it means for investors.

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July 16, 2018

By Tom Bradley

The Converse All Stars of investing

Before straying from the tried and true when investing, here are some things to know about the new and fancy.

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July 3, 2018

By Tom Bradley

Don't fall in love with Canadian bank stocks and more diversification dangers

Canadian investors love their banks. To be sure, they've been solid investments. But it's important to make sure they don't make up too much of your portfolio.

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