Jul 13

Contrarian Investing Near Market Tops

Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Many stock market indices are hovering either at or near the top. Nearly three weeks ago…

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Jul 11

Don’t Let Bloopers Scorch Your Portfolio

This is the best time in the investing cycle to ensure you're making the right moves. Most markets are hovering near…

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Jul 4

Reverse Engineering Retirement

I was happily pursuing engineering studies during my university days. Then, in my third year, I discovered my new passion and…

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Jun 27

Brexit & Second-Half 2016 Portfolio Positioning

"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." ~James Bryant Conant, (1893 – 1978), American chemist. Investors…

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Jun 20

Blend Income Splitting with Retirement Strategies

My investing premise: "Splitting family income is very beneficial. Take full advantage of all provisions that apply." Think of income splitting in…

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Jun 16

US Fed Tools Not Effective

My investing premise: "Janet Yellen is telling us that the tools in the US Fed toolbox are very sparse. Further, the…

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Jun 13

Distractions over market moving headlines

My investing premise: "Managing your nest egg by reacting to every market nuance is like slipping into quicksand." Investors are keen to…

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Jun 3

Stunning US Jobs Miss! Where to next?

US headlines for May 2016 are flashing a stunning drop to 38,000 jobs. A moving picture of weaker growth, well short…

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Jun 1

How Often Do You Peek and Worry?

It's no secret that I am a fan of portfolio strategies. This week I would like to bring one of them…

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May 24

Six Money Tips for Graduates

'Tis the 2016 season of graduation ceremonies. Full of anticipation and excitement of futures about to unfold. Do your very best to…

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May 19

Nowhere To Hide Today

All the hiding places have been taken today. The safety of the sidelines is not available. North American markets are in the…

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May 13

How to Invest Amid Jittery Markets

Investors can be forgiven for feeling a little nervous. Particularly, as stock and bond markets remain under pressure. At this stage, investors…

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May 7

160,000 US jobs: Look beyond headline number

US data headlines for April 2016 are flashing a disappointing 160,000 jobs. A moving picture of weaker growth, short of expectations. Especially…

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Apr 25

Investing your “Serious” and “Mad” Money Buckets

Investing your retirement nest egg is dull and boring. While investing to beat the markets has huge appeal. Investors often wonder about…

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Apr 4

10 Red Flags You Have Muddled Investing, Part

There is sensible investing and then there is "muddled" investing. First off, how do you tell them apart? Let's start by exploring…

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Mar 29

Wise Tips to Spend, Save and Invest Your

Let's examine some wise ways to apply your tax refund in 2016. There are no shortages of sound possibilities for the…

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Mar 21

Take Advantage of the Market Rally

Investors love market rallies. Although, many are confused about what to do. The wall of worry has scaled back on investing fears. Those…

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Mar 14

2016 Planning Priorities for Business Owners

Today's business owners are preoccupied with the day-to-day operations for 2016. They need plenty of encouragement in planning their tomorrows. Owners know…

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Mar 8

Common sense portfolio management

"History is a vast early warning system." — Norman Cousins, American essayist and publisher, (1915 — 1990) Investors can be excused for…

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