Category Archives: Investing Basics

Understanding Risk Tolerance

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Whether you’re crossing the street or driving a car, risks are simply a part of our everyday lives. Try to avoid risk-taking altogether and life would come to a grinding halt – after all there’s risk in just about everything we do. Investing is no exception – your financial goals and the time it will take you to achieve them play a part in determining how much risk you can take on. MORE

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Key Behavioural Concepts

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There are numerous factors that influence the decisions that people make. Behavioural insights (BI) recognizes this and, through a combination of psychology, economic and more recently other behavioural research, examines how people are often neither deliberate nor rational in their decisions in the way that traditional models, strategies and policies assume. MORE

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Meet Tyler Fleming, Director of the Investor Office

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Tyler Fleming is the Director of the Investor Office at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). We recently sat down with Tyler to discuss his background, the role of the Investor Office, his current priorities and the importance of the investor perspective. MORE

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6 Ways to Give Your Portfolio a Spring Tune Up

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After a cold, hard Canadian winter, there’s nothing like those early signs of spring – the days start to stretch longer and all that snow begins to recede. True, it might still be a while before you can ditch your coat and your snow tires, but there are other ways to mark the turn of the season. MORE

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How to Better Respond to a Bear Market

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While day-to-day market volatility is a fact of life, there are periods when stock prices stay higher or lower for longer – these are known as bull and bear markets. A bull happens when investors are optimistic about companies’ growth potential and profit outlook, and stock prices generally rise for an extended period of time until hitting a peak – the opposite is a bear, where investors turn pessimistic and stock prices generally decline for an extended period of time, before hitting bottom. MORE

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