Beware of The Trends...

As a business If you’re not up to date on current trends you might become the next Kodak, Blockbuster, Sears or real estate developer building the next enclosed mall. It’s not enough anymore to know and understand your industry. You need to know how people in general are responding to new and innovative technology.

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Why Trend Followers Don't "Average Down"...

Why a trend follower with a long term time frame would've never bought Cenovus Energy's stock...

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3 Potential Risks to The TSX...

There are some potential risks to Canadian stocks including the price of oil, housing prices and a head and shoulders top formation.

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5 Industries With Explosive Growth Potential...

Canadian’s are very loyal when it comes to investing in home grown companies. This is often reflected in our heavily weighted portfolios of natural resource stocks and of course, our financial institutions. Living in the heart of oil and gas country, I know how easy it is to get caught in a trap investing in companies in our own backyard.

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How Will The Robo-Advised React To Their First Gut Check?

Robo-advisors have been increasing in popularity over the last few years especially among Millennials or Generation Y. This popularity has been caused by several factors but mostly it’s the low fee, high tech, app based platform that's attractive to this cohort.

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The Stock Train Rolls On...

DOW 20,000 is here! Or at least it was a few days ago. I'm sure you've seen the headlines so it shouldn't come as a surprise that major North American equity markets are at or near all-time highs, including the TSX Composite. How did this happen? There was Brexit, the Donald Trump surprise victory, rising interest rates, a slow down in the Chinese economy, a collapse in the Euro, plunging oil prices etc. These events were suppose to be catalysts for a sell off yet all of them combined could not...

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Don't Be a Victim of Confirmation Bias

Imagine the following story: You get a Fitbit for Christmas and you love it. What a fantastic gadget. It tells you how many steps you took for the day, how many calories you burned, how many hours of sleep you got and how close you are to reaching your health and fitness goals. How could you live without it?

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Position Size - Avoid Account Destruction!

Have you ever blown up your trading or investment account? I have and it sucks. After making a few successful trades in my first self-directed account over 14 years ago, I thought I had things figured out. My next trade was going to be the "big one". With no regard for money management and position size I put on a couple trades and Kaboom! My account went up in smoke. Watching profits and hard earned money evaporate in a short amount of time is difficult to recover from both financially and...

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Outperform The Pros by Caring Just a Tiny Bit

Do you care about your investments? Most people think they do but I don't think they really care that much. I've met more people over the last couple years who don't know what they're invested in, what their returns have been and what they're paying in fees. If this sounds like you that's perfectly fine and it's nothing to be ashamed of. You're not alone. But, if you just cared even a tiny bit you could save 2 to 3 percent in fees and outperform the majority of actively managed funds. That's...

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Become a Better Investor by Doing Nothing

The following quotes are from 3 famous and very successful investors throughout the ages: “It was never my thinking that made the big money for me, it was always my sitting.” - Jesse Livermore "I just wait until there is money lying in the corner, and all I have to do is go over there and pick it up. I do nothing in the meantime." - Jim Rogers "The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don't have to swing at everything. You can wait for your pitch" - Warren Buffett

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