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How to Make Your Portfolio As Inefficient As Possible – Pay Down the Mortgage

There’s been no shortage of fear-mongering about the Canadian housing market – whether that’s Deutsche Bank stating it is overvalued by 65 per cent, or U.S. hedge funds shorting the country’s banks and mortgage providers. Jerome Hass, a portfolio manager at Lightwater Partners Ltd., had similar views about the London, England, property market just under […]

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7 Ways to Simplify Your Investments

Investing doesn’t have to be difficult. Eliminating complicated investments can make your portfolio easier to manage and could even boost your returns. Automating your finances can also make it easier to save money and track your investments. Here are seven ways to make investing simple. 1. Consider a robo advisor. Automated online investment management platforms […]

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Finally! Alternative Investments For the Rest of Us

There’s no doubt some Canadian investors are cynical about the rise in popularity of alternative investments over the past few years. And really, who can blame them? Hedge-fund strategies and non-traditional asset classes such as private equity and infrastructure are repeatedly touted for their significant diversification benefits and returns that are uncorrelated to stocks and […]


10 Reasons You Are Not Rich Yet

As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so they can become rich. Ironically, the one person I have had the most trouble helping is myself. Being “rich” can mean different things to different people, but I believe it means having the financial freedom to achieve your […]