Category Archives: Behavioural Finance

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

Live Long and Prosper

By Robyn Graham, CIM, CFP, FCSI, Portfolio Manager – Managing Director of Wealth Management at ETF Capital Management “IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN. — GEORGE ELLIOT, AUTHOR” A sea change has occurred in the financial planning and wealth management professions.

What if Trump Wins? How Would Markets React?

According to popular U.S. statistician Nate Silver’s, the odds of a Clinton White House were down to 65.6 per cent when I wrote this article (on Friday, Nov 4th). Two weeks ago, before the latest e-mail saga, Hillary Clinton was pushing 90 per cent

Central Banks Suffer from Recency Bias – Do You?

Last week, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz flipped on his recent bias that the Canadian economy was strengthening – though he does expect a second-half bounce back from the Fort McMurray wildfires. “Recency bias” is a psychological phenomenon where people overweight more recent events