Knowledge Centre

We believe that informed investors make better decisions. When you understand how markets work and how human psychology can get in the way, you are more likely to stick to a long-term plan. Developing the skills and knowledge to make smart and informed decisions helps you become more financially confident and empowered. We share our insights and experience through these articles, research pieces, videos and white papers.

  • Avoid Big Mistakes

    There’s a big difference between humans and computers.  Humans have feelings.  They often act emotionally, but think they’re rational.

    In our experience, many investors are overconfident in their investing ability.  When combined with a lack of investment education, overconfidence can be the perfect storm.

  • Crucial Lessons for Weathering the Stock Market’s Storm

    The first half of 2022 has been turbulent; the news is full of stories about the impact from the Russian-Ukraine conflict, rising inflation, and a looming recession. We recognize that what is transpiring globally and in the stock market makes for an uncomfortable ride as an investor.

    We want to reiterate that while this may feel scary, our expectation is that those who bear today’s uncertainty should be compensated for doing so with positive returns at some point in the future; this has been the lesson of past market disruptions time and time again.

  • Getting Ahead vs Having Enough

    Getting ahead is overrated as a goal. In fact, it might even be just plain stupid.

    The problem with getting ahead is that it’s a zero-sum game. There’s only one winner. And in this game, it’s possible that even the winners are losers. How many of us want to be remembered as the person who spent their lives striving to get ahead of everyone else?

    Instead of fixating on getting ahead, what if we simply focused on having enough?

  • Is High Inflation A Returns Killer?

    I’m sure you’ve noticed over the last year that filling your grocery cart is costing considerably more, even though what you’re buying probably hasn’t changed much. This isn’t something you’re imagining; Statistics Canada recently published the 12–month change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the end of April which came in at a whopping 6.8% – a 31-year high.

  • What Really Matters

    The financial media wants to keep you in a high state of anxiety, with a steady stream of short-term news.  The drumbeat of predictions and “breaking news” increase ratings and profits, but it’s irrelevant to long-term investors.

  • A Look at the Ukraine Crisis, Market Volatility, Inflation and More

    Many events have been dominating the financial news in early 2022, such as the Ukraine – Russian crisis, rising interest rates, higher inflation and increased market volatility. Dimensional’s Jake DeKinder and Mark Gochnour discuss these issues and many more in their recent webcast.

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