Investing

Bonded—Getting a Fix on “Fixed Income”

Most investors believe that owning bonds— also called fixed income securities, bond funds or exchange traded funds/ETFs—always de-risks an investment portfolio. But this is...

Five Ways to Control Impulsive Investing

We all make mistakes with money. Usually, it’s overspending on an item—only to find it on sale somewhere else, grrrr. Or spending on the...

Risky Business—What’s Your True Comfort Zone?

The biggest problem with the investment industry is sometimes we need a special dictionary to understand what’s really being discussed. Take the word “risk”,...

Good Value Hunting

It’s said that to be a successful investor you need to possess two things: the right process and the right temperament. Let’s tackle temperament...

Investing 101

Getting started with in investing can be intimidating. One solution is to start small and scale up as you gain experience and confidence.   Gimme Shelter:...

Invest in the Best: Wine, Jewels, Art, Land, and Music

Should the average investor consider investing in some of the less traditional asset classes? Sure! Regardless of the prevailing interest rate environment, it almost...

How Much Cash Do You Need?

Investors may have been lulled into the false impression that stock markets only go one way – up. The past 5 years were dream...

The Low Down-Are High Returns from Equity at Risk?

According to a 2016 McKinsey report, investors may need to start lowering their expectations due to anticipated diminished returns. So, what to do? Spend...

Feeling Hormonal? Why Women Make Better Investors

According to a recent study commissioned by the Bank of Montreal, only 16% of Canadian women consider themselves aggressive investors (compared to 30% of...