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Twas the week before Christmas 2017

'Twas the week before Christmas...

‘Twas the week before Christmas And we’re again filled with cheer To provide our blog readers A review of the year:

December 20, 2017 2 Mins
the skiers guide to portfolio risk management

The skier’s guide to portfolio risk management

The ski season is officially open and the keeners have taken their first turns. I know our CIO, Jim Hall, is an avid skier so I sat down with him recently to discuss portfolio risk management and how it relates...

November 29, 2017 9 Mins
life at railway speed

Life at railway speed: Lessons from the technology hype cycle

In 1845, Scottish poet and author, William Aytoun, published his satire, How we got up the Glenmutchkin Railway, and how we got out of it. His story focused on the railway stock frenzy that gripped Great Britain, with the aim...

November 28, 2017 14 Mins
end of oil

The end of oil?

In the spring of 2000, Sheikh Yamani gave an unprecedented interview with The Telegraph on the future of oil. As he was the former Saudi oil minister from 1962 to 1986, many paid close attention to his declaration that “[t]hirty...

November 15, 2017 12 Mins
for bonds sake

For bonds’ sake

Conversations about increasing interest rates and their impact on bond investments have recently spiked in Canada. Since bonds are traditionally viewed as an investment that provides a steady stream of income while acting as a safety net within an overall...

October 18, 2017 5 Mins
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear

A few weeks ago I watched Logan, Marvel’s final installment in the Wolverine franchise. When Wolverine saves several horses from oncoming traffic on the highway, the scene is striking—not because of Wolverine’s heroics, but because the trucks look weird.

September 20, 2017 6 Mins

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