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Posted on October 17th, 2016 by David Baskin

Among the most irritating phenomena in the world of finance is the prevalence of “hit and run” predictions. How often do we see an investment guru grab headlines by making an outrageous forecast? The Dow is going to 36,000! Sell everything, a crash is coming! Interest rates and inflation are going to the moon! These […]

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by Ernest Wong

  “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.” – Warren Buffett At Baskin Wealth we don’t believe you can be a good investor without reading a lot. We read partly to expand our knowledge, but also because we enjoy reading. From time to time, we will […]

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 by Ernest Wong

Following from Part #1, here are two examples of unpopular stocks that we think will benefit from both an improvement in fundamentals and sentiment. Empire Company Ltd. Empire Company Ltd. is the 2nd largest supermarket chain in Canada, and operates the Sobeys, FreshCo, Safeway Canada, and Foodland supermarket brands. When Empire acquired Safeway Canada in […]

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 by Ernest Wong

The primary goal of anyone who participates in financial markets by buying or selling stocks, bonds, options, or anything else is to make money. This happens when the price of what you buy goes up. Why do prices go up? There are two primary factors: Change in Price (Return) = Financial Performance + Change in […]

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by Ernest Wong

  At Baskin Wealth Management, our main mandate is to protect our client’s money.One way we try to do this is through diversification, which is simply spreading client funds over a variety of different investments. We diversify portfolios in three perspectives: 1. From an asset class perspective: having stocks, bonds, and preferred stocks. 2. From […]