Large and In Charge? Giant Firms atop Market Is Nothing New

Jun 24, 2020 |Blaine Cameron
A top-heavy stock market with the largest 10 stocks accounting for over 20% of market capitalization and a marquee technology firm perched at No. 1? This sounds like a description of the current US stock market, dominated by Apple and the other FAANG...
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Under the Macroscope: When Stocks and the Economy Diverge

May 26, 2020 |Warren Andrukow
Do you find it puzzling when a bleak economic report emerges from the press, only to be accompanied by a positive surge in the stock market? You’re not alone. The last few weeks have produced many examples of a stark contrast between stock market performance...
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Can Small Cap Stocks Weather the Storm?

Apr 29, 2020 |Dimensional Fund Advisors
With recession concerns intensifying in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, investors may be wondering whether small cap stocks are poised to struggle. Are small companies more vulnerable now than they have been during other periods of economic distress?...
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Don't Let a Recession Faze You

Apr 14, 2020 |Warren Andrukow
There is a lot of talk in the media lately about the likelihood of a recession. While a recession may occur, it doesn’t guarantee that financial markets will perform poorly. As shown in the below article, nearly three-quarters of the 15 U.S. recessions...
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Investor Psychology in Uncertain Times

Mar 25, 2020 |Warren Andrukow
Good Afternoon, I’m quite certain you don’t need another email reminding you that we are in a big mess right now. Obviously our portfolios and the economy have been impacted, but so too has our health and safety, and that of our loved-ones. As we grapple...
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The Market Has No Memory

Feb 04, 2020 |David Booth
I have worked in finance for over 50 years, and it seems that every January the same thing happens. Lots of folks look back at last year’s performance to draw conclusions they can use to predict what markets will do in the year to come. I don’t make predictions...
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Wuhan Virus Update

Jan 30, 2020 |RBC Global Asset Management
After an extended period of calm, market volatility has increased in recent days. Fears around the spread of a new coronavirus and the impact it may have on global activity and growth have put a dent into widespread optimism that the global economy was...
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The 2010s: A Decade in Review

Jan 15, 2020 |Warren Andrukow
Imagine it is early January 2010 and you are reading a review of the financial markets. Investors have been on a roller coaster over the past three years, living through the stress of the global financial crisis and market downturn of 2008–2009, then...
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Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight Isn't.

Jan 03, 2020 |Warren Andrukow
The financial markets were pretty miserable in 2018. The good news is they rebounded nicely in 2019. If an investor read a news article at the start of 2019, they probably wouldn’t have expected the TSX to return a little more than 20% for the calendar...
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Investor Lessons From Behavioural Finance

Oct 02, 2019 |Warren Andrukow
When it comes to investing, one of the biggest hurdles we must face is ourselves. Study after study has demonstrated that individual investors routinely commit blunders that detract from their portfolio reaching its potential. Fortunately, the most common...
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