Investment Strategy

Adopting an appropriate investment strategy requires an investor to build a systematic plan of action to achieve his or her long term goals. The plan will determine the allocation of investable assets among stocks, bonds, cash and cash equivalents and alternative investments. The plan will consider such macro factors as economic trends, inflation and interest rates. Other factors are more personal–such as the investor’s age and risk tolerance as well as future needs for income and capital expenses. Tactics to achieve these individual strategic investment goals will inevitably involve a trade-off between risk and reward parameters. The expectation of higher returns will almost certainly involve the acceptance of some risk. Investors determined to follow their plan will commit it to writing. Then, when the going gets tough in stressful financial markets, the comfort of re-reading your strategic plan will remind you that you’re on the right path.

Dance with the one that brung ya

Or, as a college friend of ours so memorably proposed marriage to his sweetheart: “Stick with me babe, and you’ll be farting through silk.” Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
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Investing like grandma

Shredding some old tax returns was an eye-opening experience for Toronto-based accountant Mark Goodfield, a.k.a. The Blunt Bean Counter.

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Profiting from tax-loss selling

5iResearch analyst Moez Mahraz stresses any benefit from tax-loss selling is of secondary importance to the long-term benefit of investing in quality stocks in the first place.
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When management thinks like shareholders

5iResearch securities analyst Moez Mahraz finds companies with high insider ownership do well. When management has significant “skin-in-the-game”, their interests are closely aligned with yours.
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Two funds to help you sleep at night

Here are two sleep-at-night mutual funds that, together, constitute a well-diversified portfolio with exposure to different geographical areas and industries.

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When management thinks like shareholders

5iResearch securities analyst Moez Mahraz finds companies with high insider ownership do well. When management has significant “skin-in-the-game”, their interests are closely aligned with yours.
Many of the companies we follow   Read More