Global Thinking, Global Value, Global Income

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Siraj Majumdar, CFP®, MBA

Investment Advisor

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My past work experience encompassed stints with multinational corporations (Citigroup, Delta Air Lines) and my clients included senior management of Blue Chip international firms, such as Pfizer, Bayer, BASF, Unilever, P&G, and more. These associations in turn allowed me to embrace and understand the value and power of Global Brands and the easy investment access they provide through various exchanges in the USA.

Live Local, Think Global

Canada can be a great place to invest. But many Canadians may not realize just how much of their personal wealth is in Canada or tied to its economy. In fact, the average Canadian has approximately 90% of their total assets in Canada. These assets can include a home, savings, investments, employment income and pensions. Canada represents only a small fraction of global GDP and just over 3% of the world’s capital markets. This means that 97% of the world’s investment opportunities are to be found outside of Canada. An overemphasis on one country is the financial equivalent of having all your eggs in one basket. Additionally, Financials, Energy and Materials dominate the Canadian landscape (concentration risk), with other major sectors such as Information Technology, Healthcare, Consumer Staples occupying a much smaller share of the investable pie.

Investment Philosophy

As I have said before, the daily machinations of the stock market are like a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. One of my favorite rules is "Don't peek." Don't let all the noise drown out your common sense and your wisdom. Just try not to pay that much attention, because it will have no effect whatsoever, categorically, on your lifetime investment returns.

— John Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Group

Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.

— Warren Buffett, Founder of Berkshire Hathaway

Friends congratulate me after a quarterly-earnings announcement and say, "Good job, great quarter," and I'll say, "Thank you, but that quarter was baked three years ago."

— Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

Buy What You Buy

If these are in your shopping cart, are they in your investment portfolio too?

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Loro Eldridge, BA

Senior Associate

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Loro Eldridge (pronouns: they/them) majored in Communication at Simon Fraser University, which adds a unique social perspective to over a decade of experience in the financial services industry. They are dedicated to building and sustaining equitable communities.

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