Category Archives: Markets Views & Analysis

What is a Flash Crash and How Can You Protect Yourself?

In this week’s Globe and Mail column, we take a look at the latest example of a “flash crash” – investigating what defines one, how they are caused, and most importantly – how you can protect your portfolio. Ironically, one of the most popular tactics

What are “smart ETFs”?

They not necessarily the lowest-cost approach. They are not the portfolio that will necessarily beat the traditional index all the time. They are not always going to be sleep-at-night portfolios. They will tend to be the smartest investment approach at a reasonable price. Several of the

Enough with TINA: There is an Alternative to Equities

Our latest piece in the Globe & Mail explores the argument that stock markets must continue endlessly spiraling upward. Why? Because rates are to remain between negative and to low (which we agree with), and therefor there is no alternative to pure equity risk (we

Retirement finances

Will You have enough to retire in the new normal?

The Investment Landscape has changed – Will You have enough to retire in the new normal? Blackrock CEO Larry Fink’s latest to shareholders addresses some of the main topics of my current roadshow. Specifically the section titled: Changes to the investment landscape. Will you have

Smart Dollar Cost Averaging

Putting a new twist on Dollar Cost Averaging

Trying to understand the mass psychology and behaviour of the markets can help us make better investment decisions. We have all heard of the idea of buy low sell high, but how do we figure out when to do it. Most investors tend to dislike