Summer Client Note

Aug 09, 2019 |Dr. Patrick O’Brien DVM, Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

The first half of 2019 has been one of the best for financial markets in many years, but they come on the heels of a steep downturn in global stock and bond indexes in the last 3 months of 2018.

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Some thoughts on the recent downturn

Jan 11, 2019 |Dr. Patrick O’Brien DVM, Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Why do market down turns cause anxiety? The anxiety we feel and the desire to “do something” is based on our history as a prey species. In this post, I use neuroanatomy and physiology to explain our responses to adverse market conditions.

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Unpredictability in Markets

Dec 21, 2018 |Dr. Patrick O’Brien DVM, Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

This post is about the downturn currently affecting markets of every kind from real estate to technology. I discuss market variability and our desire to avoid the downturns through the lens of chaotic system analysis.

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