Posted on January 22nd, 2015 by Jeff Pollock

By: Jeff Pollock It has been said that a bird-in-the-hand is worth two in the bush. This simply means that an investor would rather have a dollar in his hand today than wait to have that same dollar in the future. All sorts of uncertainties could prevent that dollar from reaching his hand later, so […]

Posted on January 15th, 2015 by David Baskin

By: David Baskin Most prominent mutual funds, and many prominent stock pickers had poor years yet again in 2014, with over half failing to exceed the returns from a passive index-based portfolio.  These mediocre to poor returns feed the cynicism of those who cast a cold eye on the business of managing money for others.  […]

Posted on December 8th, 2014 by David Baskin

By: David Baskin The Canadian banks hit a rough patch last week.  Or rather, their share prices did.  The two things are quite different.  The banks reported strong earnings for the year ended Oct. 31st.  Most commented that conditions going forward will present challenges, and that the rate of profit growth would likely slow in […]

Posted on November 16th, 2014 by Barry Schwartz

  By Barry Schwartz Over the past fifteen years I’ve learned a few things about investing and managing money. No two investors are alike. But here’s what works for me. 1) I am not a better investor because of my university and investment degrees. All that I have learned about investing and managing money has […]

Posted on October 26th, 2014 by Barry Schwartz

By Barry Schwartz That’s it? The great stock market correction that everybody and their brother predicted would happen in Canada is already over? The week of October 14, 2014 was damaging, especially for those overweight commodities but this correction ended with bang, not a whimper. One week later, the TSX recovered 6.5% percent and is […]

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by David Baskin

By: David Baskin Pretty much everyone likes to talk about house prices, particularly here in Toronto. Maybe that’s because we all have to live somewhere, and for most of us, our house is a major asset. The question of whether Canada is having a real estate bubble, similar to what occurred in the U.S. in […]