Don’t Let Emotions Get In The Way of Money!

The markets took another beating yesterday with the S&P/TSX plunging 756 points to fall below the 8,000 mark for the first time since 2003, closing at 7,735 and the DJIA fell 360 points to close at 7,637. The events of this week are sure to keep investors questioning their actions or inactions with respect to their investments and whether or not they should ‘do something’. The well-studied principles of investor

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October’s Panic Selling May Cost Investors Dearly

A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled Panic or Profit and many folks thought I was just spouting theory.  While that may be, the recent evidence of my “theory” has been proven at least half true thus far. According to the Globe and Mail, panic sticken investors in Canada pulled a record $8.45-billion from the mutual fund market in a stampede for the exits. It was the worst month for

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Media Adding Fuel To The “Panic” Fire

Is it just me, or does it seem like the media is playing a large part in the widespread financial panic that has consumed the globe? I know the media is in the business of selling “papers” but still I wonder why they always seem to play up the negative? This only serves to feed the panic and thus make an already irrational market further disconnect from the fundamentals. Is

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