Author: Mathew Harrison
Mathew Harrison

Trees Don’t Grow to the Sky

      With the right conditions, a young tree will grow quickly but, as it matures, its height growth slows to the point where it no longer advances. A Mountain Ash, for example, will grow two to three metres … Read More →

Mathew Harrison

Call Me Old-Fashioned…

Navinder Singh Sarao, a U.K. high-frequency trader, was arrested recently for using market manipulation to destabilize the market causing the May 6, 2010 Flash Crash where, among other markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 9% within minutes only to … Read More →

Mathew Harrison

Have You Planned for Market Corrections?

Many global markets have slipped into correction or near-correction territory.  As I write this, the TSX Composite Index has dropped 10.4% from its early September high.  While stock market volatility isn’t much fun for private investors, those that have planned … Read More →

Mathew Harrison

The REAL Enemy of the Bond Investor

In my post, Statement Shock: Bonds in the Red, I discussed why bond prices drop when interest rates rise and why this shouldn’t matter much to investors with a sufficient time horizon.  While low yields and the short-term threat of … Read More →