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Timing stock market complacency

‘What? Me worry?’ would be MAD magazine cover boy Alfred E. Neuman’s attitude about the stock market. But The MoneyLetter’s behavioural finance analyst, Ken Norquay, has his own take on   Read More

Volatility does not mean risk

In chemistry, ‘volatility’ refers to the ability of a substance to evaporate quickly—or, under the right conditions, to explode. In investments, it means much the same thing. Still, we don’t   Read More

Market outlook: gyrations

Economist Paul Samuelson quipped: “The stock market has forecast nine of the last five recessions.” So, advises Toronto-based portfolio manager John Stephenson, dial down the noise about continuing market gyrations   Read More

Strategic investing and the unknowable

“…there are known knowns; …there are known unknowns; …there are also unknown unknowns.”–Donald Rumsfeld.  “Don’t pretend to know the unknowable.”–Ken Norquay.
Behavioural finance strategist Ken Norquay is a frequent contributor to   Read More

This green energy income trust yields 6.4%

Lower water levels and unfavorable international currency exchange rates hurt top Canadian income trust Brookfield Renewable Energy’s 2015 financial results.   However, that failed to dampen the partnership’s management’s outlook and   Read More