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    Facebook: How the Best Action Was Inaction

    One of the greatest temptations in investing is trying to make a quick buck. Who hasn’t wished in hindsight that they’d bought the proverbial “ten bagger” and then sold at its peak? Of course, the realities of investing aren’t so simple—and sometimes stocks do the exact opposite of what you want them to do. Even the best stocks can have a poor start Recently I wrote about the high growth rates of the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix ...

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    Why FAANG Stocks Aren’t Getting Long in the Tooth

    I find it hard to remember life before Google. What did I do before I could just instantly search for useless information and find what I need at my fingertips? I’m sure many of you feel the same way. Google is one of the so-called FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) that have been collectively driving up stock market returns. As of May 17, 2017 the S&P 500 is up over 7.6% (CAD), however one third of this return has ...

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    Teck Resources: How We Manage a Highly Volatile Stock

    I’d love to tell you a story about how we bought Teck Resources (TSX: TECK.B) in January 2016 when it hit a low of $3.80, and sold it in November 2016 when it reached a high of $35.02—a rise of 822%! But that would be pure fantasy. Owning Teck Resources has indeed contributed to the outperformance of one of our portfolios—the Canadian Equity Segregated Portfolio. But the fact is, we have been systematically reducing our exposure to Teck over ...