Investment and Market Commentary

Geoff Cook - CFP, CHAIP

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The amount of information available in the financial services world is outstanding and overwhelming. It can be frusterating as there are so many contrarian views, and articles written by non-professional writers.

We have comprised some of our more favourite articles and commentary.

Dundee Corporation 2012 Annual Report - The founder of Dundee Ned Goodman is a vetran of the financial business having started Dundee and all the other business that has spurred off of this experience. He has been in the business almost 50 years, and has a very rational and logical way of looking at things. His previous annual reports are also great reads.

The Psychology of Risk: The Behavioral Finance Perspective - How come investors never seem to be able to earn the returns that markets return? Do investments lose money or is it investors that lose money? This is an excerpt from a textbook and is written very factually. Understanding your investor behaviour, and why you feel the way you do about your investments is probobly one of the most important parts of being an investor. Like so many things in life...Step 1 is awareness.

Kyle Bass - Hayman Capital Newsletter - Kyle Bass is one of the worlds most highly respected hedge fund managers. He is known for making bold calls that are unlike the concensus, for example calling the US housing and financial collapse in 2008. He produces several pieces of literature every year. His pieces are very direct and factual, and great for the investor looking for "real" perspective.

Bill Gross, Pimco - Bill Gross is founder and co-chief investment officer of PIMCO one of the largest bond management firms in the world overseeing $1.9 trillion of securities. He brings over four decades of investment experience. He offers monthly market commentary.

The Canso Investment Px - Canso Invetsment Counsel Ltd. provides portfolio management services to private and institutional investors. The portfolio managers and analysts at Canso are very experienced in banking and credit analysis. Before they decide on the upside for a stock, income trust, bond or any other type of security, they examine the downside. Liquidity, financial leverage, bank credit and operating efficiency are all examined with an emphasis on the risk of default. This determines the risk of an investment and how much portfolio capital to risk investing in it.

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