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Cameron Passmore CIM, FMA, FCSI

Portfolio Manager

Benjamin Felix MBA, CFA, CFP

Associate Portfolio Manager
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  • Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2E1
November-26-09

Mutual Fund Databases Might Not be Telling the Whole Story.

Many Canadians own mutual funds, and will often compare their funds with others in various databases.  These databases have built in biases that investors should be aware of.  For example, 55% of Canadian Equity Funds available in Canada 5 years ago, are no longer available, which means the database is full of the winners.  In this week’s Science of Investing, Cameron and host Alanna Petroff discuss this, and other biases, that are present in mutual fund databases. Have a listen.
 

 

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November-12-09

So Why Did We Sell That Mutual Fund Anyways?

There is much academic evidence showing that many investors underperform not only the index, but also the very fund they were investing in.  This is due to buying and selling at the wrong time.  And while the reason we buy might be obvious, the reason for selling is less obvious.  In this week’s Science of Investing, Cameron and host Alanna Petroff discuss a recent study that shed light on the factors that lead us to sell our mutual funds. Have a listen.

 

 

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