Posted on March 21st, 2017 by Barry Schwartz

  “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.” – Randy Pausch After 17 years in the investing business, I still have so much to learn. I continue to learn from others’ ideas and mistakes as well as from my own ideas and mistakes. Here are some things that I’ve learned […]

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz February 27, 2017 The North American markets have had quite a run over the past four months, so it’s natural to wonder where we go from here. In ordinary circumstances, many of the current issues in the markets would be cause for concern: Valuations are higher than they have been in years, markets […]

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by Ernest Wong

  There has been plenty of media buzz around Snap’s proposed Initial Public Offering (IPO). Snap is the owner of the popular computer app “Snapchat”, much loved by teenagers. At an estimated $25 billion valuation, this would be the largest US IPO since Facebook in 2012. Through the last 10 years there have certainly been […]

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Benjamin Klein

REGISTERED RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLANS (RRSPs) The maximum contribution for the 2016 tax year is $25,370. Please make your cheque payable to NBCN Inc. and ensure that we receive it by no later than February 24th The maximum contribution for the 2017 tax year is $26,010 You may contribute up to and including the year in […]

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by David Baskin

On April 24, 2015, a year before the UK voted on leaving the European Union, a year before Donald Trump won his first presidential primary race, and six months before Justin Trudeau was elected, the TSX closed at 15,408.  Less than 9 months later, on January 15, 2016, it closed at 12,073, a drop of […]

Posted on January 11th, 2017 by Ernest Wong

  As most of you know, last year our Chief Investment Officer Barry Schwartz was interviewed in the book “Market Masters: Interviews with Canada’s Top Investors” by Robin Speziale. Anyone who has read this interview or has followed Barry on BNN has continually heard about the importance of free cash flow. For this blog post, […]