Cameron Passmore CIM, FMA, FCSI

Portfolio Manager

Benjamin Felix MBA, CFA, CFP

Associate Portfolio Manager
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Momentum In Stock Prices

In a rational world with information fully priced into securities, you would not expect that stock prices to have momentum.  However there is much academic research demonstrating that the momentum effect is a very powerful force in explaining portfolio returns.

In this week’s Science of Investing Cameron discusses this phenomenon with host Jason McIntyre, and a recent academic paper that shows that this effect has been less prevalent during the past decade.

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Trading Costs More Than You Think!

How we behave with our portfolios will explain much of our long term investment success. Studies show that we are physiologically wired to misjudge risk during good and bad times, thus causing excessive trades.

And there are also the pure costs of trading. Now mutual funds disclose their trading costs in the trading expense ratio (TER).

These topics are discussed in this week’s Science of Investing with host Jason McIntyre. 

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