“All investment evaluations should begin by measuring risk.” — Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman – Berkshire Hathaway We are old fashioned when it comes to our definition of risk. We concur with the dictionary’s basic term, […]
1. The great 35-year interest rate cycle probably bottomed in 2016 2. Disruptive periods change the opportunity sets 3. Just about everything is cyclical “I ask everybody not to think in two to three-year time […]
At Pender, we are often asked about our cash levels because it fluctuates over time depending on the individual Fund mandate and the opportunity set. One of the common misconceptions regarding some Pender mandates is […]
There is no longer an “easy button” in fixed income whereby investors can earn relatively high real returns from invested instruments guaranteed by the government. While most investors still construct their portfolio with a mix […]
At the time of writing, David Barr’s track record for picking small cap take-out1 targets stands at 40 portfolio holdings taken out since the Pender Small Cap Opportunities Fund was launched (June 2009). In just […]
With the striking increase in the number of low cost passive funds now available, whether your investments are actively or passively managed is becoming a bigger concern for investors these days. Research and publicity, not […]
“There will be recessions and there will be stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready and you won’t do well in the markets” – Peter Lynch There’s no […]
During the stock market’s inevitable periodic declines, we believe it is helpful to reread Buffett’s “Mr. Market” allegory because it can help reduce decisions that might be regrettable later (see extract and link below).
Don’t just do something, stand there. Like many investors, we are always looking for insights into how we might improve our outcomes over time. By taking a multi-disciplinary approach and “thinking outside the box”, we […]
What is the Soundest Investment Approach? Felix Narhi writes about growth vs. value for The Globe & Mail Putting the Growth vs. Value Investing Debate in Perspective I often get asked the question, “Are you […]
May 23, 2014
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