Category Archives: Behavioural Finance

A Look at Q1 S&P 500 Earnings. The Technology Sector is Key!

According to FactSet, 52 companies in the S&P 500 have issued negative EPS guidance and 53 companies in the S&P 500 have issued positive EPS guidance. While this sounds quite balanced, history shows that companies issuing negative EPS guidance is well below the five-year average

Larry’s 2018 Market Outlook

The tradition on Berman’s Call has been for me to use the last show of the year to forecast what I expect for 2018. Let me start off by saying, at the end of 2016 I was concerned about the risks building in the world

What Does Market Valuation Tell Us About Future Returns?

You have probably heard from me and others that the US market is overvalued. You have also probably heard (from others) that since interest rates are so low, the market deserves a higher valuation. One of my favourite investment managers (GMO – Grantham, Mayo, &

Assessing the Risk of a Market Correction

We finally saw a bit of volatility last week ignited by the tough talk between Trump and North Korea. Will this be the catalyst to ignite the next material market decline? Reading the “Tape” is not for everyone. It’s a skill that is fraught with

How Should You Use Gold In Your Portfolio?

The most important portfolio factor for many investors is diversification. Lowering portfolio risk while generating yield is something that every investor should strive for. One asset class that engenders a multitude of emotions but has no yield is precious metals and gold in particular. Gold

Webinar Replay: Smart Portfolios with Larry Berman

For those of you who missed Larry’s webinar on June 29th, or missed The Investor’s Guide to Thriving series this past spring (or if you attended but just want to see the presentation again) you are in luck! Below you will find a link to

Why 4% Growth is a Thing of the Past

Adam Smith wrote in the Wealth of Nations that people would get bored of monotonous, repetitive labour. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will likely take most of the boring monotonous jobs. The bad news