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.

  • 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.

  • Security is a Feeling not a Number

    Here’s a paradox:
    1) I know people who have more money than they will ever need but are totally insecure.

    2) I know people who have almost nothing but are totally secure.

  • 10 Obstacles to Investing – and How to Overcome Them

    The lessons are clear: Investing in markets is an excellent plan for meeting long-term goals, like maximizing your retirement income. When you develop a deeper understanding of public markets, you can cultivate a sense of optimism about investing. Here are 10 objections we’ve encountered to investing.

  • 2021 Year in Review: A Recovery Amid Challenges

    It was a year of uncertainty and anticipation, of hopes for a return to a degree of normalcy following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. And it was a year that showed, again, the difficulty of making investment decisions based on predictions of where markets will go—as well as the enduring benefits of diversification and flexibility.

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