Category Archives: Behavioural Finance

The Case for Having US Dollar Exposure

There are several key factors all coming together in the next few weeks to months that should shape a somewhat bearish outlook for the Canadian dollar for the next year or two. Here’s a look at them: BANK OF CANADA (BoC) This week, the market

What are the Odds of a Melt Up Before a Melt Down?

Jeremy Grantham, co-founder of GMO LLC, one of Europe’s large value managers made the case last month that the final stage of the bull market could see a massive melt up. Grantham has studied all historical bubbles and is regarded as an expert in the

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

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