How the Canadian Housing Market Affects Stocks

Just like stocks, when it comes to real estate, things can change in a hurry. There has been a lot of discussion over the past year about the residential real estate market in Canada, specifically the potential “housing bubble” in Vancouver and the Greater Toronto...

The Birthday Rule & Lessons from 2008

Investment results are heavily influenced by investor behaviour and a rational, calm investor is more likely to make sound calls. Pretty logical, right? Well, when the market goes into a downturn and your money is at risk, investors get afraid and all logic flies out...

Why You’re Not Safer Investing in Your Own Backyard

Many Canadians believe they’re safer investing in their own backyard, but their home bias is putting them at risk. Here’s why. Canada represents a little more than three per cent of the developed global equity market but, on average, Canadian investors typically...