Asset allocation funds are overrated as an investment strategy. Here’s why

Asset allocation funds are overrated as an investment strategy. Here’s why

Asset allocation funds work great in hindsight—but they’re far less effective at forecasting the future.
Traditionally, asset-allocation funds adjust their portfolio weightings between stocks, bonds and cash in order to capitalize on perceived shorter-term investment opportunities in any one of those classes. For example, if the… Read More

Canada’s new marijuana laws don’t make Canadian Marijuana stocks a ‘buy’

Canada’s new marijuana laws don’t make Canadian Marijuana stocks a ‘buy’

Why decriminalization of marijuana and investment by big Canadian names doesn’t change our opinion of Canadian Marijuana stocks
Interest in Canadian marijuana stocks stems from Fall 2018’s legalization of recreational cannabis. Today, investors continue to search for ways to tap in to those sales and profit from future growth. The federal government’s legislation… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. What do you think about Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.? It has bought some great assets from companies exiting Canada. Is it a good buy? Thanks.

A: Canadian Natural Resources, $40.63, symbol CNQ on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $49.0 billion; www.cnrl.com), operates in Western Canada, where its 100%-owned Horizon Oil Sands Project is located; the North Sea; and off the coast of West Africa. Its overall product mix… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. What is your opinion of Fiera Capital Corporation, symbol FSZ? It has a high yield. Thank you.

A: Fiera Capital Corp., $11.06, symbol FSZ on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 77.4 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.fieracapital.com), is a full-service, multi-product investment firm providing investment advisory and related services to institutional investors, private wealth management clients and retail investors. Its clientele is spread out… Read More

International stocks seem inexpensive

The U.S. equity markets and the U.S. dollar have been star performers for the past decade. However, there are signs that their dominance may be ending.
The U.S. economy makes up about 25% of the global economy, while its equity markets represent 56% of the global… Read More