Oct 29

Great Crash of 1929 at 85

Today is the 85th anniversary of the Great Crash. A look back at October 29, 1929, known as "Black Tuesday": The Dow…

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Oct 20

5 Tips Help Retirement Nest Eggs Last Longer

"Every investor seeks assurance that the retirement nest egg will outlast the family needs. Especially during periods of market mayhem." Say…

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Oct 16

October Volatility Uncovered

The month of October is building quite a reputation for volatility. One not to be envied. Investors may view yesterday's 460 point…

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Oct 6

Five Moneywise Strategies to Apply at Any Age

Let's assume life expectancy to age 90. That's roughly 30 years to learn some basics, 30 years to save and 30…

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Sep 29

Revisit Your Asset Allocation

Our role as portfolio managers is to keep perspective. Focusing on the fundamentals of investing, not the headlines. Studies show that…

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Sep 25

Triple Digit Market Jitters on the Prowl Again

"Stock markets are once again feeling the wrath of triple digit jitters."   You have two choices: 1. If you're a short term…

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Sep 22

How to Overcome Market Jitters

Dealing with market jitters is part of everyone's investing experience. Last week the TSX delivered a 266 point haircut; 200…

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Sep 18

Euphoria of Initial Public Offerings

"Social media giant "Facebook" reawakened the euphoria of Initial Public Offerings (IPO) in 2012. Alibaba is the latest name looking to…

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Sep 15

Canadians Overloading on Debt

"Canadians keep backing up the truck to load up on debt. Now higher than 160% of disposable income." Debt can be…

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Aug 11

Adopt Sensible Investment Strategies That Add Value

"Learn the basics about investment strategies that add value to the nest egg. Then adopt the sensible ones that help…

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Jul 31

Triple Digit Jitters are Suddenly Back

"Stock markets are once again feeling the wrath of triple digit jitters. For now." The pipeline is suddenly brimming with risk…

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May 26

No Fears, Please. Just Greed, Thank You!

Many a forecast keeps painting a market correction. Yet, fears from the wall of worry have all but disappeared. Investing greed is…

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May 12

Best Not to Dwell on Daily Market Gyrations

Clearly, investors are always worried about something. They have difficulty separating fact from daily noise. They continue to make knee-jerk…

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May 5

Invaluable Portfolio Advice à là William Shakespeare

Investors typically think of portfolio management as being a modern day creation, developed mainly during the last century. Perhaps, with…

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Apr 30

Financial History – for April 30th

1803: US President Thomas Jefferson signs the Louisiana Purchase. He paid Napoleon Bonaparte $15 million for 828,000 square miles of territory. It…

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Mar 11

Approximate your retirement number

The first half of one's investing life is devoted to accumulating the nest egg. The second half is typically about spending…

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Feb 18

Investing “Serious” and “Mad” Money

There are two main types of investment buckets. “Serious" money and “mad" money come to mind. The "serious" one is the long-term…

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Feb 13

Zigging One Day, Zagging the Next

"Be ready for markets to move quickly in either direction, at any time. It is the reality of the investing…

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Sep 16

RRIF Tips 2013

It's time to start paying special attention to RRIFs. Even if you don't need one yet. RRIFs are income withdrawal plans, while…

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