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Measuring Up: Benchmarks and Your Portfolio

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
An investor ought to be able to get answers to two simple questions: how has my portfolio performed, and what have I paid for that performance? Though
Ulysses and Sirens, Greek mythology, wood engraving, published in 1880

Market Noise: How to Beat it with Temperament

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
In Greek mythology, the beautiful but dangerous Sirens, with their music and voices, lured unsuspecting sailors to disastrous shipwrecks upon rocky
Apple and oranges comparison

It’s All Relative

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
Sometimes the conversation starts like this: “Hey, neighbour! I just got my investment report and since moving to my broker ten years ago, my U.S.
Lotto Max with Encore

A Tax on Stupidity?

Topic:
Human Interest
Excerpt:
The French philosopher, Voltaire, is reputed to have said that “lotteries are a tax on stupidity.” While it’s hard to find evidence that Voltaire
Bearish - Bear market trend

Making Money in Bear Markets

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
It has been said that “You make most of your money in a bear market. You just don’t realize it at the time.” How so Most obviously, in a bear market
Cartoon of Group of Businessmen Rising Up and Down With Arrow of Graph

Volatility: The Justifiable Price We Pay for Returns

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
The last six months in equity markets have been remarkable: gut-wrenching during the significant decline suffered by stock markets around the world
Nexus-and-magnifying-glass

Denys Calvin Elected as PMAC Chair of the Board of Directors

Topic:
Inside Nexus
Inflation

Weighing Both Sides: The Inflation Outlook

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
You might be surprised to hear me refer to inflation as polarizing. Now, I don’t mean polarizing in the climate change or Leafs vs. Habs sense. I’m
Hands Holding Retire Plan Matching Jigsaw Pieces

Cashing In Before 71? When Early RRSP Withdrawals Make Sense

Topic:
Tax Planning
Excerpt:
Contributing money to an RRSP is synonymous with retirement planning in Canada. While you are in savings mode, the “RRSP contribution first” savings
Oil painting of a wooden sailing ship on a stormy sea

Emerging Markets: Aguas Tormentosas or Rio Tranquilo?

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
Aguas Tormentosas - 2018 was a turbulent year for emerging markets (EM) investors. From its late January 2018 high to its October low, the emerging