Albertans get a triple whammy when it comes to home bias in their investments

Earlier this week we wrote about the home bias many Canadians have when it comes to their investments (see Only two resolutions for Canadian investors in 2016).  This home bias turned against investors in 2015 as the underperformance of the energy sector and the loonie teamed up for a double whammy hit to investors’ portfolios. […]

Incentives and conflicts of interest matter – more evidence for Canadian investors

“When you rely on incentives, you undermine virtues. Then when you discover that you actually need people who want to do the right thing, those people don’t exist because you’ve crushed anyone’s desire to do the right thing with all these incentives.” – Barry Schwartz, psychology professor and author “If I, taking care of everyone’s […]

Avoid the noise – Feel better

“Why copper and gold are ready to shine” “Fed rate hike fears ripple through Canada, world….” “Futures higher on Greek deal” “Bill Gross: 6 conditions for a bond crisis” “Traders don’t want to hear this problem with banks” “This should concern every oil bull in the world” “Wealth secrets of the one percent – how […]