Investing

The “Year of the Pig” and Stock Markets

The Chinese New Year started on February 5th, marking the official Year of the Pig. After the economic zaniness of the previous Year of...

Why You Shouldn’t Fall in Love with a Stock

When we are obsessed with a person, an idea, or a thing we don’t make rational decisions. It’s human nature. The role of the investment...

To Hedge or Not to Hedge?

When it comes to travelling south of the border, the value of our loonie is top-of-mind. If the Canadian dollar dips below 70 U.S....

What’s Your Circle of Competence?

Imagine that you are a super successful businesswoman who has been the CEO and president of leading global retailers in Hong Kong and in...

Robo? SPY? TIPs? A Primer on ETF Acronyms

One of the most confusing things about investing are the acronyms. These abbreviations seem like a secret code to the uninitiated, obscuring understanding. But...

No Free Lunch—What Investors Can Learn from Venture Capitalists

Raise your hand if you reject foie gras. Force-feeding an animal through a tube, then killing it and removing its diseased liver, is no...

Style Drift – When More Isn’t More

If you’ve ever done any home improvements, then you know how easily a small renovation project snowballs into a much larger one. Personally, I...

Emerging Market Gains—and Pains?

For some seasoned investors, the nearly decade-long bull run has left the U.S. equity sector looking mighty expensive — but is it worth looking...

The Biggest Trend in Social Investments: Women!

Women around the world are investing, or are willing to invest, at least some portion of their assets and resources into social investments. My...