Category Archives: Portfolio Management

Volume Analysis in ETFs

Diane writes in and asks: Many of the BMO ETFs that Larry mentions on the show have low volume in comparison to most stocks. Is there a certain volume minimum in which we should be concerned about when purchasing these low-volume ETFs? Diane, Volume is

Seasonal Bottom Due This Week: What to Expect

A few times per year, seasonal investing is very important to consider. This week historically marks a bottom potential for U.S. large caps (S&P 500). Of course, this year, the seasonal weakness that we typically see in Q3 did not materialize. There was about a

What is Your Investment Personality? Are you an Independent?

The final investor type that we are going to explore in my Fall 2017 Investor’s Guide to Thriving is the independent analyst. Independents are actively involved in the investment process and enjoy the research part of investing. They are good decision-makers and have no problem

What is Your Investment Personality? Are you a Follower?

My Fall 2017 Investor’s Guide to Thriving tour features “What’s Your Investor Personality?” – a fascinating talk about the behavioural science of successful (and not so successful) investing. I will lead the audience through an exercise to identify what type of investor they are of

What is Your Investment Personality? Are you a Preserver?

My Fall 2017 Investor’s Guide to Thriving tour features “What’s Your Investor Personality?” – a fascinating talk about the behavioural science of successful (and not so successful) investing. I will lead the audience through an exercise to identify what type of investor they are of

Are You a Growth Investor? What is Your Investment Personality?

My Fall 2017 Investor’s Guide to Thriving tour features “What’s Your Investor Personality?” – a fascinating talk about the behavioral science of successful (and not so successful) investing. I will lead the audience through an exercise to identify what type of investor they are of

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