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China will be the next big surprise!

China was all the rage for a short while, but despite chugging along at a premium growth rate to the rest of the world, investors have pretty much focussed on other markets – the U.S. of course but Japan as well of … Continue reading

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The BIG Bernanke: Bond risk for the duration!

The infatuation of investors, retail and institutional alike with bonds has become ridiculous – more lust than love. The perception that there remains less risk in fixed income cannot be further from reality – especially because of the post-crisis distortions … Continue reading

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Where to shove your Risk Budget!

I was watching business television and an articulate gentleman, the top dog for a rather large retirement fund, was the guest. Perhaps I’ve been living too long in a cocoon, but while discussing the current investment strategy of this large … Continue reading

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Apple – starting to rot? RIM and Motorola been there!

Disappointing results from Apple this past quarter just may be an early sign of more rot to come .  Being more experienced as a portfolio manager has its advantages…if only because of the benefits of hindsight.  Sexy products have a lifecycle that … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs advice scares the beejeebies out of me!

“We think it’s time to say a ‘long good-bye’ to bonds, and embrace the ‘long good buy’ for equities” announces Goldman Sachs! This sort of pronouncement has the ability to turn someone who’s been a diehard bull since 2010 into … Continue reading

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Research in Motion TOP PICK? Is the guy whacko?

Who in their right mind would suggest Research in Motion as their TOP PICK for 2012? There’s no shortage of controversy to be sure surrounding the company. Yesterday I sat with good friends, man and wife, and SHE (Rayla) thought … Continue reading

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Asset Allocation points to RALLY!

Very many years ago I published an obscure article in ‘Benefits Canada’ that demonstrated (using data on institutional fund managers) asset allocation by professionals is not much different from behaviour by retail investors.  The dollars allocated to an asset class … Continue reading

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