Benjamin Felix

MBA, CFA, CFP, CIM®, Portfolio Manager

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, BC, Benjamin completed a degree in mechanical engineering before pursuing a career in financial services via the MBA program at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business.
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, BC, Benjamin completed a degree in mechanical engineering before pursuing a career in financial services via the MBA program at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business.
Behavioural Finance

Market Crashes (Is This Time Different?)

Stock prices reflect investors’ expectations about future profits and risk. When those expectations change, as they do frequently, prices change, and they can change dramatically. Volatile stock prices do not mean that the market is broken or that the world is ending; sharp price declines are expected from time to time in an efficient stock market, and their inevitability should be built into every investment plan.

DIY Investing

Will Gold Save the Day?

Gold is often touted as a safe haven to protect you from inflation, market crashes, anarchy, and even the collapse of fiat currencies. It’s often cited as having a negative correlation with stocks and a positive correlation with inflation, making it sound like an excellent diversifying asset to hold in your portfolio.