Cameron Passmore

CIM®, FMA, FCSI, Portfolio Manager

Cameron and PWL have been leading advocates of evidence-based (indexed) investing for over 20 years in the Ottawa area. The team at PWL Ottawa serve a broad clientele, with a specialty in technology entrepreneurs and their employees.
Cameron and PWL have been leading advocates of evidence-based (indexed) investing for over 20 years in the Ottawa area. The team at PWL Ottawa serve a broad clientele, with a specialty in technology entrepreneurs and their employees.
Behavioural Finance

The Rational Reminder Episode 126: Dr. Brian Portnoy and Josh Brown: Beyond the Orthodoxy – How Financial Pros Invest

Dr. Brian Portnoy and Josh Brown’s book How I Invest My Money, captures the stories and investment strategies of 25 top financial advisors. The book highlights that while there are established dogmas that tell you how and why you ought to invest, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ way to invest. Today we speak with Brian and Josh about the key insights that we can derive from their work.

Starting Out

The Rational Reminder Episode 121: Day Trading and Overconfidence

Despite the mountain of evidence against it, day trading is thriving. Today we dive into the research and explore why the practice is alive and well before answering the question — “Can too much confidence lose you money?” After touching on investing news, listener feedback, our books of the week, and our take on the ‘Ultimate Ned Debate,’ we open our discussion on day trading.

Advanced Investing

The Rational Reminder Podcast Episode 117: A Message from the Bank of Canada, and Safe Withdrawal Rates with Factor Tilts

For the first part of today’s discussion, we are joined by Don Coletti from The Central Bank of Canada. He is here to talk about their upcoming recommendation for a monetary policy framework for the next five years which is incorporating public feedback into its development through the survey, Lets Talk Inflation.

Advanced Investing

The Rational Reminder Podcast Episode 116: Mark Hebner: Recovering from Active Management through Education

Joining us on the Rational Reminder today is one of the pioneers in the space of evidence-based investing, and someone who has been a massive inspiration to us, Mark Hebner! His website, Index Fund Advisors, was one of the first to start explaining the ideas of an evidence-based approach and the power of indexing, way back in the 1990s.

Behavioural Finance

The Rational Reminder Podcast Episode 115: Actively Managed Funds vs. COVID-19, Behavioral Nudges, and a Sustainable Investing Update

Our focus for this episode of the Rational Reminder is split into two sections; first, we cycle through our regular features, looking at a number of studies and articles of interest, the market during the pandemic, and our bad advice segment, and then Benjamin is joined by Tim Nash to talk about ethical investing and comment on Wealthsimple’s new sustainable portfolio.

Advanced Investing

The Rational Reminder Podcast Episode: 113: Mega Cap Growth Stocks (FAAMG, TSLA), RESP Withdrawals, and a Golden Portfolio

The hype to invest in high-cap tech companies is deafening. In this episode, we share what you need to know before buying FANG company stocks. Although FANG is the popular term, our analysis includes Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Tesla, and Microsoft — so it’s closer to the less slick-sounding FAAATM.