Sen. Warren on the Shutdown and Why Government Matters

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Every once in a while someone truly inspiring speaks out and makes a difference. Senator Warren has been that person a number of times and here is one example of her brilliance. “We are not a country of anarchists. We are not a country of pessimists and ideologues whose motto is, I got mine, the […]

Bond Returns and Inflation

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

This chart is showing how at current bond rates have traded below the cost increases to the Consumer Price Index (inflation) and combined with taxes, investors in bonds may be losing money before rates even begin to rise.

Availability Bias

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

If there is information available that is more recent or traumatic we are more likely to keep that information “front of mind” in decision making even though we know rationally there may be a more appropriate and logical response. Availability Bias can influence our decisions with investments and we need to be aware of how […]

Jack Carroll

Posted on: April 24th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Jack Carroll You Tube Link “If people do find some comfort or some inspiration from what I do, then brilliant, bonus!” 14 year olds have delivered some of the best messages I’ve ever heard. “Maybe I can focus on me strengths, which is bring joy to the world”. – See more at:

Think Global

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Fidelity Investments on Canada versus International Stock MarketsLink to Chart Canada represents only 4% of the global stock market and our home country bias may limit our opportunities to a very small selection.

Self Parking Vehicle

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

The convenience of being dropped off at the door is appealing, although I’m not sure how badly I need this convenience. More importantly is the potential and the implications of new technologies.

iDoctor – Dr. Eric Topal

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Dr. Eric Topal has long been one of the world’s foremost cardiologists. He has now become the foremost experts in the exploding field of wireless medicine. And this explosion, he says, is about to make our health care better and cheaper. Watch what […]

Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

If you’re close to the money, you know, like an oyster farmer, I eat 100 oysters a week. How many people eat 100 oysters a week? Well I eat them because they are there. If you’re in the business of making money and moving money around and counting money and its in the units of […]

Price Earnings Ratio’s and Dividend Yields

Posted on: November 24th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

The Situation: The Russell Global Index has returned an impressive 13%¹ annualized since the bear market bottom at the height of the “great recession” more than three years ago. Despite such returns, investors remain risk-averse in a macroeconomic environment that remains troubled. This poses a unique challenge for investors who seek returns in an uncertain […]

US Corporate Balance Sheets

Posted on: November 24th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

Solid interest coverage and balance sheets continuing to improve.