Category Archives: Investing

Strategies to deal with market volatility

Last week, I wrote about the 5 realities of the stock market.  From these points, it is easy to see that short term irrational behavior can be the biggest mistake made by any investor.  This week the markets continue to jump around so I thought is would be appropriate to share my thoughts on investmentContinue Reading

The Five Realities of the Stock Market

The stock market is often misunderstood especially during periods of high volatility.  What we believe should be reality is sometimes not.  Back in 2001, I wrote a special report called Peace of Mind in Uncertain Times after the beginning of the tech bust and also the fallout of 9-11.  In that report I shared myContinue Reading

Changing investments in a Group RRSP

I’ve always said that psychology plays a big role in investing. I’ve been seeing this first hand when we are providing financial education for members of Group RRSP and Pension Plans. Good news about returns Recently, I was talking to a group of employees and showed them the returns on the asset allocation funds withinContinue Reading

Beware of Chasing Winners

“If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.” – Warren Buffett A few weeks ago, I had a phone call from a woman who wanted to change the investments that she had in her Group RRSP. She’d just received her statement and was disappointed with the return.Continue Reading