Tag Archives: markets

Skin in the game | Dealing with asymmetric outcomes

The world is not fair Personal finance is like peanut butter. You can’t spread it too thin.😀 That’s why there are consequences for taking risks. But sometimes people can reap the rewards for their actions, but not accept any of the risks. Wall St. executives walk away with millions of dollars while their clients lose money. Pro war… Read More »

Adaptability

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”― Leon C. Megginson Change is inevitable, unless the vending machine is broken. 😀 When things don’t go quite the way we want them to it’s tempting to want to change the system. But it’s often more favorable to just change ourselves than… Read More »

Foreign Interests

StatsCan says 18.7% of Canada’s assets were controlled by foreign enterprises in 2011. Not surprisingly about half of these entities are based in the US 🙂 The UK and Dutch-controlled enterprises held the second and third highest spots respectively. No other country had more than 5% of foreign-controlled assets. The shares of foreign-controlled assets and revenues declined from 2010, while the… Read More »

Exploring Bonds

I want to buy some corporate bonds. Verizon recently issued a record amount and I’m thinking about getting in on the 10 year 5.15% tranche before they become too popular 😕 Making over 5% return a year doesn’t sound too bad 🙂 On a risk adjusted bases this BBB+ bond offering is probably one of the best investment opportunities out… Read More »