Active v Passive Investment Management - My Ghetto Blaster Story

Published by Tom Kelly on Jul 21, 2017

When I was 12 I had a paper route. I loved my paper route primarily because my parents had a very simple rule. You earn the money, you spend the money on whatever you like. After my first year of delivering... Continue reading

Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rates

Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on Jul 20, 2017

Executive Summary   As expected the Bank of Canada raised its key lending rate for the first time in 7 years by 0.25% to 0.75%. Canadians responded with the same question: how will this affect me and ... Continue reading

10 things that require zero talent

Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on May 29, 2017

One of the many great things about our chosen occupation is that we get to consume huge volumes of information on a daily basis. Thoughts from market guru's, predictions from genius level economists and... Continue reading

Where's the beef? The 2017 Federal Budget

Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on Mar 27, 2017

Thankfully, after reviewing the 2017 Canadian Federal Budget, there is not a lot to report. This reminded us of the Wendy’s commercial from 1984 that many of us remember with its popular catch phrase,... Continue reading

Trump: Raising Uncertainty 140 characters at a time

Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on Mar 03, 2017

Here we go! Off into the uncharted waters of 2017. Although there is certainly a lot to be cautious about this year, we also see many reasons for being optimistic. On the Economy and Markets… The first... Continue reading

With Change Comes Opportunity - What to do in preparation for 2017

Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on Dec 15, 2016

We realize that at this time of year, shopping for Christmas presents and making sure the eggnog is nice and cold in the fridge takes priority over all else. However, this post may give you something ... Continue reading

A Trump Victory in the US Election

Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on Nov 09, 2016

I suppose that by now we should expect the unexpected. A victory last night by Donald Trump in the 45th Presedential election of the United States was not what we were bargaining for, but it is now a ... Continue reading

A chat with Philip Petursson, Chief Investment Strategist at Manulife Investments

Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on Oct 04, 2016

We recently had the opportunity to ask Philip some of the questions we have been hearing a lot over the last few months. We hope that you will enjoy Philip's perspective and direction as much as we do.... Continue reading

Investors in search of 7 minute abs

Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on Aug 22, 2016

Just as rich pessimists don't exist, nor do riskless investments that provide a reasonable positive return. When you see an advertisement promising great returns with no risk, listen to the voice inside... Continue reading


Published by Tom Kelly and Colin Dixon on Jun 24, 2016

During the past few weeks, market followers were focused on an unknowable outcome and then hypothesizing on what the impacts will be from that unknowable outcome. What a crazy way to invest. The same ... Continue reading