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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
February-26-10

Why We Fear Losing Money

New research shows there is a physiological reason for why we fear losing money. Most investors realize that volatility in their portfolio is normal, however, negative performance can trigger a fear in investors, which can cause people to get off their strategy.

In this week’s Science of Investing, Cameron and host Greg Hebert discuss what this all means for investors, and what you can learn from this. Have a listen.

 

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February-19-10

What If You Retired Just Before a Bear Market?

The average 65 year old has a portfolio that has 55% in equities. Imagine if you had retired just before 2008, when most major stock markets fell more than 40%. Obviously this can be cause for concern. However, a 65 year old couple has a 22% chance that at least one spouse will live to 95, so inflation protection is a must.  What to do?

A new study from Vanguard Research looks at the 3 worst bear markets in the US, and how a retiree’s portfolio would have fared under various scenarios. In this week’s Science of Investing, Cameron and host Greg Hebert discuss what this all means for investors, and what you can learn from this.  Have a listen.

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