How Investing Can Turn Into Gambling

This was it. My first true “value” investment. After years of studying generations of great value investors from Benjamin Graham, to Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and Monish Pabrai, I had finally decided to give the craft a try myself. Considering that my portfolio consisted of low-cost index funds, this was a big jump. Regardless, off … More How Investing Can Turn Into Gambling

What’s On My Side Table – 1: Simplicity, diligence and FOMO

This is a new blog series where I’ll share brief thoughts on books, articles, videos or podcasts that have crossed my path. It may not be a full discussion of any one idea or topic, rather a highlight of key-takeaways from topics that interest me. I welcome continued discussion of these topics through either the … More What’s On My Side Table – 1: Simplicity, diligence and FOMO

Reading, Writing, and Active Investing: Common practices of those who capitalize on inefficient markets

A good friend (and better money manager) of mine once shared this story with me. He said that Warren Buffet was once asked about how to become successful and knowledgeable. Buffet pointed towards a large stack of books, journals, newspapers, and financial statements and said: “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge builds … More Reading, Writing, and Active Investing: Common practices of those who capitalize on inefficient markets

Retirement is Not the Goal: A look at the vicious cycle of debt-driven decision-making

I recently finished reading The 4-Hour Workweek written by author, Tim Ferriss. Despite the infomercial-style book title, it truly is a thought provoking read front to back. The main focus of the book is productivity, so whether you’re an aspiring globe-trotting entrepreneur who has been bitten by the travel bug or an employee who loves … More Retirement is Not the Goal: A look at the vicious cycle of debt-driven decision-making

Don’t be Fooled by the “Deal-With-it-Later” Card: food for thought on Cyber Monday

With Black Friday having taken its toll on local malls across the continent and Cyber Monday upon us, many are hoping to knock off a few gifts from their Holiday shopping list. Welcome to peak season in retail. It is difficult to ignore some of the outrageous deals that our favorite stores now have for a limited … More Don’t be Fooled by the “Deal-With-it-Later” Card: food for thought on Cyber Monday

Canada’s Need for Energy Infrastructure Investment

Key Takeaways: Global over-supply of crude oil has significantly lowered oil prices in recent years Heavy crude oil remains one of Canada’s main resources and economic drivers The US is Canada’s largest oil and gas trading partner Production of lighter US shale oil has increased in recent years, increasing competition between oil producers for refineries … More Canada’s Need for Energy Infrastructure Investment