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I hope everyone enjoyed their summer!
It’s been a while since I’ve published my last newsletter. I took some time to enjoy the summer with my family and trying to figure out the markets has been pointless. I understand what’s happening but I refuse to believe markets are safe to invest in at all-time highs and ten years along. Instead, I’ve been more interested in where the market isn’t going. As a result, I have collected considerable... Continue reading
I wanted to talk about what inspired to give this presentation. If corporate executives were completely honest and reported financial results with full transparency there would have been no need. However, we know this is not the case. Warren Buffett said, “We don’t know who is swimming naked until the tide goes out”. So when the economy takes a turn for the worse, we usually find out who the bad actors are. So, what causes executives who are seemingly good mo... Continue reading
I will be presenting on a number of topics over the coming months at selected libraries in the GTA. You can look up dates and locations on the Toronto Public Library website under Programs Personal Finance series. Here are a list of the topics:
The Psychology of Investing (Madness of the Crowds)
Behavioral finance has become a hot topic due to the popularity of book... Continue reading
Dear Fellow Investors,
I want to wish you and all your families a Wonderful Holiday Season and Happy New Year!
As we say goodbye to 2018 and usher in 2019, the prospects are looking better every day that we are getting closer to the opportunity we've been waiting for.
Once again, I will be presenting at selected libraries in the Toronto area early in 2019. If you live in the GTA, I hope to see you there.
Additionally, I'm work... Continue reading
You’ve no doubt heard all the rhetoric lately, “We’re late in the cycle”. Equally obvious is that the fact that investors are ignoring the warning signs while continuing to chase the next few nickels. But, what does this actually mean?
Like all other market boom and busts, this one too will come to an end sooner rather than later. And for many who were planning on a comfortable retirement, the rug will be pulled out from under their fe... Continue reading
A wise person said, "Learn from the past, live in the present, plan for the future." Here is a good start. Simply click the link to download the Excel spreadsheet.
Hello Fellow Investors,
I hope this message finds you well and you’ve had a wonderful summer with your families? The weather has been extremely nice in Toronto and I took some down time to spend with mine. However, September will soon be upon us once again and the markets tend to receive more attention than the lazy days of summer. This is usually a time for people to get back to work after su... Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but for me going to the circus has always been exciting. So, what makes going to a circus so thrilling anyway? Let me suggest to you that it is the emotional experience. We watch performers defy gravity and exert strength and agility that amazes us, swinging from rope-to-rope and balancing on impossible objects. Metaphorically speaking, the stock market has also been behaving circus like. Swinging up and down, hanging on every geopolitical event and... Continue reading
I’ve been asked by many clients and newsletter subscribers to provide an update to price targets of the PLAN since the book was published. So, I’ve created a table providing a good guideline for you to follow. The table illustrates each PLAN member’s performance from peak to trough during the last market correction. This is an update from the list on page 186 which shows the returns from January 4, 2007 to March 9, 2009. Using these figures, price targets can be approximated by a... Continue reading
The following library presentation was given to an enthusiastic group of attendees at three different locations in the GTA during the first quarter of 2018. The feedback I’ve received has been overwhelming considering many who had not yet read my book, were completely surprised by my candidness, passion and unconventional message.
I attempted to include a lot of content that was not from the book that supported my claims. The material that I did i... Continue reading
First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the participants who came out to see me and hear my message. You’ve validated what I’ve known all along, that there are many Canadians who are concerned about their future and want to learn how to provide financial security for themselves and their loved ones. I also want to thank the branch staff at Brentwood, Palmerston and Locke for all your help in making the events so successful. I’m so grateful to have met you all and I look forwar... Continue reading
The 5 Biggest Investment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
At one time or another we’re all guilty of making some pretty dumb moves, we call these learning experiences. But when it comes to avoiding investment mistakes that can potentially set you back years or even worse, you may want learn from others so you can save yourself the pain. So here are the top five, in no particular order. Additionally, avoiding the five biggest investment mistak... Continue reading
It has been frustrating watching the markets relentless advance. No, it has been extremely excruciating to watch what I can only describe as a market melt-up. It feels very similar to the technology bubble of the late 1990’s. The stock market is an incredibly efficient mechanism for humbling the most ardent pundit, myself included. But the market doesn’t care what I want, or for that matter, what any market participant wants. The market does what it wants.
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The Toronto Public Library presents:
Alan Dustin – Keynote and Q & A
Author of How to Profit from the Next Bull Market
For three informative evenings on proven and profitable ideas to ensure a secure retirement, eliminate debt, generate additional income, experience memorable vacations, fund an education or give to charity
Health and fitness experts tell us that any exercise is better than no exercise, but to achieve peak physical performance many athletes have adopted improved training methods. One such method is High Intensity Interval Training or H.I.I.T. Essentially, this is achieved by alternating your exercise routine between short periods of intense physical exertion followed by low level exercise or rest. Studies have proven that working out in this manner produces superior results compared with... Continue reading
Fear is nothing more than an emotional response to a stimulus. It can keep us out of harm’s way or it can keep us from reaching our most desired goals. It can be real or perceived, meaning that our mind reacts the same way to fear whether it is real or imagined. Fear comes in many disguises. Listed are some of the more common fears we develop that you may be able to identify with, they include: fear of heights, fear of the dark, fear of flying, fear of spiders, fear of failure, f... Continue reading
I was watching a program the other day and the host was asking a group of individuals if they felt like they were living the American Dream? Taking a page from our neighbours to the south I decided to find out how we in the north feel?
It is common to hear many describe their dream as, “Having the house with the white picket fence.” However, today some believe that making an impact or feeling that they’re contributing is just as important. ... Continue reading
Hurricane Andrew devastated Florida in 1992. Thirteen years later, in 2005, Katrina brought New Orleans to the brink. Sandy hit the Atlantic coast in 2012, and now Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida in 2017. So what can we learn from these catastrophic events? First, they are a mathematical certainty. Second, they are extremely dangerous and three, their risks can be managed. We’ve heard so much lately about the devastation caused by Harvey and Irma, according to me... Continue reading
The Phillips Curve is a model that illustrates the inverse relationship between unemployment and the rate of inflation. The premise is that as the unemployment rate decreases inflation pressures begin to emerge. So why should you care?
Note in the graph that as unemployment decreases, inflation increases and vice versa.
Because the U.S. economy has reached full employment (similar in Canada), y... Continue reading
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