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The Perils of Chasing Performance

In a previous article, we examined how the overwhelming majority of actively-managed investment funds fail to beat their benchmarks and achieve alpha. For example, over the 5-year period ending in December 2021, nearly 75% of actively-managed US large-cap equity funds failed to beat the return of the S&P 500. This is not a cherry-picked stat, rather as

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Investing: How Can it Help You?

Artificial intelligence (AI) as a field of study has roots stretching back to the mid-20th century with the term being coined in 1956. Over the past decade, however, there has been a shift from AI being primarily a speculative realm occupying the minds of academics to companies in all different industries harnessing the power of

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Mutual Funds Continue to Underperform Their Benchmarks – A Canadian Case Study

A significant portion of the wealth of Canadians is invested by active money managers. Active money managers, or what some call “stock pickers”, believe that their research, analytical skills, and experience allow them to pick investments that over time achieve returns that exceed the market benchmarks. Money managers who take a more passive approach are

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5 Gold ETFs for Canadians

  Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide an easy way to invest in gold and Canadians have several options for exposure to this precious metal. Here are 5 of the most popular Canadian gold ETFs along with a brief overview of each.   Horizons Gold ETF Symbol: HUG Investment Objective: “Horizons HUG seeks investment results, before fees,

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