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The Blind Men & The Elephant

Even as market volatility subsides there is still much uncertainty about what is going on. What to do when daily market news conflicts, and seems to trigger opposite responses out of the market.

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Sunlight Is Still The Best Disinfectant

Bloomberg published an article highlighting high rates of misconduct for financial advisors in the United States, what should Canadian investors make of this and how can they protect themselves?

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The Market is Rallying – Why Again?

The market is rallying and sentiment has seemingly turned positive, but why? A quick look at the global economies tells us there is still much to be concerned about.

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What “The Big Short” Can Tell Us About Market Risk

The Big Short is an excellent movie about the 2008 crash, but it tells investors little about how to deal with turbulent and dangerous markets. In fact it may perpetuate bad investing advice.

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The Secret Meaning Of Numbers

This past week CIBC decried the amount of money Canadians aren’t investing, but the real story is how young Canadians have been failed by the financial industry.

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Are Economists Incompetent or Just Unhelpful?

Over the past two years, despite a great deal of negative news, the BoC has never changed it’s views on threats to the Canadian economy. How can that be?

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The Difference Between Mostly Dead, and Dead

With markets reeling from the global sell off, is there any reason for optimism? This contrarian spells out why the bull market is only “mostly dead”. Also, using The Princess Bride to talk markets? Inconceivable!

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Hyperbole and a Half: Terrible Financial Advice

Around the world this morning, an RBS analyst made headlines telling investors to “sell everything.” What should investors do with sudden and scary advice of that nature?

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Swiming With Rocks in Your Pockets

The China situation is getting worse. But as we potentially face another global debt crisis, can we really say we’ve addressed the problems that caused 2008?

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Pessimism is in! You Can Keep Your 2016

The first day of the new year saw red in every major market. How should investors respond? Is it time to buy, time to run, or is there a sensible third way to approach the deep discounts we see today?

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