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.

Where to put new money now

Continue to buy gradually, emphasizing diversified, conservative Canadian and international (ex US) equity funds.

We think US stock valuations are rather high. We therefore recommend new money be added to non-US   Read More

Sell your long-term financial stocks

So says behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay. “I recommend selling your long-term financial stocks before the next stock-market down wave begins.”
In past articles, I have referred to certain investing techniques   Read More

Sell your long-term financial stocks

So says behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay. “I recommend selling your long-term financial stocks before the next stock-market down wave begins.”
In past articles, I have referred to certain investing techniques   Read More

Smart money vs dumb money

Keith Richards of ValueTrend Wealth Management sees an opportunity to make money when money rotates out of overvalued theme-stocks into overlooked sectors and stocks.
Normally, one or two news headlines dominate   Read More

Smart money vs dumb money

Keith Richards of ValueTrend Wealth Management sees an opportunity to make money when money rotates out of overvalued theme-stocks into overlooked sectors and stocks.
Normally, one or two news headlines dominate   Read More

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!
Stay with stocks—it   Read More