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Investing in the Age of Brexit Populism

There is going to be lots of news around Brexit for the next while, and we have many other things to look at. So until more is known and more things are resolved this will be our last piece looking at the In/Out Referendum of June 23rd.   So far the best thing that I’ve […]

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The Robo-Advisor Cometh

  As proof that the robot revolution will spare no one, even our industry is feeling the intense weight of cheap human alternatives in the form of “robo-advisors”. Given some glowing press by the Globe and Mail over the last weekend, robot advisors now represent a real and growing segment of the financial services markets and […]

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The Age of Breakable Things

With Brexit around the corner, the potential for a Donald Trump presidency and a host of other global problems (big problems), it’s hard not to talk about all the chaos and what it might mean to investors even when there is lots of other things to go over. For now, this will be our last article on the subject […]

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Notes from the Edge

  With the BREXIT vote now only days away its worth taking a moment to consider the dramatic political shift that seems to be happening around the globe. Where once left/right politics dominated, or pro-capitalism vs. pro-socialist forces clashed, today the challenge is far more frightening. Today we sit on the brink of the end […]

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This House Kills the Middle Class

Evidence shows that if too much wealth is concentrated in housing it can widen wealth inequalities and significantly hurt the middle class.

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The Robot Revolution Will Cost $15/hour

The Robot Revolution is coming, and if you want to understand it look no further than the evolution of the airline industry.

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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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