investment returns come from

When markets are good, advisers and portfolio managers get too much credit for investment returns. Clients are happy that their nest egg is growing and attribute their good fortune to their provider. Conversely, when markets are bad, investment professionals take the heat. Whether it’s fair or not, it happens aContinue Reading

Secure retirement

RRSP is a long considered a cherished stable to a happy retirement, but is it really the only option? This article explores other options for those feeling concerned that they might be too late or too old because they haven’t started a registered retirement account yet.Continue Reading

Stocks Investing

Management fees, part of the expense ratio of funds, have always been considered one of the primarily nuisances for investors when deciding between a fund and individual stocks.  Don’t confuse management fees with commissions fees when buying into funds.  They are two different animals.  These days ETFs are free whenContinue Reading

growth and income investing

There can be a number of reasons for an investor to sell a stock. To determine when you should sell a stock, investors should review what the original goal was of buying each individual stock. Here are some illustrative examples. Is it a speculative play? I bought Katanga Mining Ltd.Continue Reading

Stock Market Uncertainty

It’s been nearly a decade since I started speaking to fund managers on a regular basis. While each conversation is about something different—a sector to invest in, a stock to explore, an economic issue to pay attention to—one comment has come up time and time again: “Markets hate uncertainty.” It’sContinue Reading