Articles

If you feel like doing a some light reading about investment strategy, we’ve included below a selection of articles that we have written for the Globe & Mail.


The folly of trying to time the stock market

Do you think that now is a good time to invest in the stock market? When asked this question, most…
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Putting the odds in your favour when investing

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, Warren Buffett was asked how he managed to be such a successful investor. He…
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Why 1-per-centers should not live on dividends alone

What will 2016 bring for Canadian investors? Two obvious trends will be a higher percentage of our aging population living…
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Take your time when choosing an advisor

The Globe and Mail has published several insightful articles on how to invest successfully in stocks. However, most people would…
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Warning: Investment fees can be higher than they appear

In the investment world, it is essential to distinguish between what is knowable and what is not. The returns that…
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Refining the search for growth, value

What are we looking for? Growing companies with a history of high returns on invested capital (ROIC) that are also…
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Predictable companies are long-term hits

Twitter Inc.’s recent IPO has many people talking about how its business will evolve in coming years. The one thing…
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In search of a competitive advantage

What are we looking for? Growing Canadian companies with a history of high returns on invested capital (ROIC) that are…
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Maximize investment returns while minimizing taxes

Today’s media are full of advice for the retail investor. At least 99 per cent of that advice relates to…
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Overconfidence: the Achilles heel for investors

Several years ago I was discussing with a colleague the well-known strategy of buying companies with low price-to-earnings ratios. He…
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If you want to beat the average, try what works on Wall Street: discipline

The Globe and Mail’s Strategy Lab, which pits growth, value and other stock-picking styles against one another, raises the essential…
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Lessons From the Few Who Beat the Market

Having trouble deciding whether you should worry more about the European banking crisis, the U.S. debt cliff or the slowdown…
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