Posted on November 14th, 2017 by Baskin Administrator

On November 1st, 2017, David Baskin, Barry Schwartz and Scott Mazi of Baskin Wealth Management delivered their Outlook 2018 to clients at the Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto. Click here for the presentation slides

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by Ernest Wong

  There is nowhere in the world outside of casinos that provides as much promises of quick and easy riches as the financial markets. Your co-worker keeps telling everyone how much money he/she is making in cryptocurrencies or marijuana stocks. Your spouse sees Tesla’s stock going up over 1,000% since 2010, or Snapchat’s shares soaring […]

Posted on October 27th, 2017 by David Baskin

Give the Trudeau government credit for honesty. It has been consistent and open about its plans to tax the rich. Nobody should have been surprised by the recent tax policy initiatives aimed particularly at professionals. In Trudeau’s world, anyone making more than $150,000/year should be taxed more. Sloppy messaging by Bill Morneau, coupled with his […]

Posted on October 20th, 2017 by Benjamin Klein

On October 9th, 2017, Richard Thaler, an economist at the University of Chicago, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Thaler is one of the founders of behavioural economics, having begun his study of the field even before Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman brought it into the mainstream. The three would later work extensively together […]

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Barry Schwartz

  On March 4, 2015, I sent the following email to one of our research analysts: “Take a fast look at Korn/Ferry. High-end search firm. Just started a dividend. Has a massive cash balance. Ticker KFY”. So our analyst prepared a research report on Korn/Ferry. Barry was very intrigued by Korn/Ferry’s inexpensive valuation and its […]

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 by Ernest Wong

  Over the last year or so, we’ve been hearing about retail bankruptcies almost every month. The latest is Toys R Us, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy* on Tuesday this week. This is the largest specialty retail bankruptcy in the history of the US and one I view with sadness. As a child, I […]