Investments and Dentistry: not so different when it comes to Trust

Last week the BC Securities Commission issued a warning to investors alongside its Smarter Investor Study.  The crux of the message: trusting your financial advisor might prevent you from seeing trouble spots with your investments.  The study found that while most people acknowledged that ultimately it is their responsibility to research and monitor investments recommended by their […]

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 […]