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Cameron Passmore CIM, FMA, FCSI

Portfolio Manager

Benjamin Felix MBA, CFA

Associate Portfolio Manager
Contact
  • T613.237.5544 x 313
  • 1.800.230.5544
  • F613.237.5949
  • 265 Carling Avenue,
    8th Floor,
  • Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2E1

Do I need downside protection?

By Ben Felix · July 14, 2017 - 2 comments

There’s no doubt about it: Losing money hurts. Even the fear of losing money is unpleasant. The financial industry is well aware of this, and sends out its sales force to peddle a comforting idea. It’s called “downside protection.” It’s supposed to allow you to continue enjoying the market’s expected returns while simultaneously dodging its correlated risks.

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Why Is It So Hard To Beat the Market?

By Ben Felix · June 16, 2017 - 0 comments

The data is in and, for fund managers who are still trying to “beat” the market, the numbers are still not on their side. As talented as active players often are at slicing and dicing the data, and as mightily as they may try, there’s considerable evidence that passive players continue to have the last laugh. Why is that? As usual, it has a lot to do with common sense.

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Why Aren’t More Canadians Switching to Index Funds?

By Ben Felix · June 2, 2017 - 0 comments

First, the good news: At the end of 2016, 11.3% of Canadians’ investment fund assets were held in index funds and similar passively managed products. That’s a start. But compared to our U.S. neighbors at 34% of the same, we’re slow on moving away from over-priced, underperforming actively managed funds and into index funds.

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Introducing: Common-Sense Investing with Ben Felix, MBA, CFA

By Ben Felix · May 19, 2017 - 0 comments

The truth is easier to keep track of than a pack of lies. That’s just common sense. So is most of investing, even though many in the financial industry would have you believe otherwise. To help you separate financial facts from sales-oriented fiction – and then invest accordingly – I am pleased to host PWL Capital’s newest YouTube series: Common-Sense Investing.

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