Tag: investment counselling
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 →

Mathew Harrison

KISS

Confucius wrote that life is really simple, but people insist on making it complicated. The investment business takes this truism to the extreme. What could be relatively simple is often twisted, layered, tranched, and repackaged in the name of new … Read More →

Mathew Harrison

The Multi-Stage Time Horizon

If you have spent any time in consultation with an investment firm/advisor, you will have had some experience with what the industry refers to as the Know Your Client (KYC) form. It asks questions about your investment knowledge, income, net … Read More →