Category Archives: Markets Views & Analysis

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

Home Capital Group: Don’t try to catch a falling knife

I’ve been asked a dozen times in the past few days about Home Capital Group. My look at it combines some fundamental, technical, and a general understanding of the housing market. Conclusion: Avoid the stock because there are going concern issues. Speculators love to catch

The Canadian Dollar: To Hedge or Not to Hedge?

Last week Bank of Canada Governor Poloz tossed a bit of a curveball to investors. There is no doubt the unbelievable Canadian employment numbers have been improving. When I say unbelievable I mean not credible, rather than “wow they have been so impressive”. Despite the

Looking to Avoid Risk and Get Defensive? These ETFs Will Help

For years, I’ve said the goal of building efficient portfolios is based on three main principals: diversification, maximum return, and minimum risk. Learning how to navigate the market through active asset allocation is one of the best things individuals who have taken on the responsibility