Canadian Investors and the CAD/US Dollar Exchange Rate

A Canadian investor who placed a large portion of their investment portfolio in the United States in 2015 would have vastly outperformed other investors in Canada.

A Canadian […]

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Canadian Business History Association Is Now Open for Public Membership

The Canadian Business History Association is now open for public membership.  I am pleased to be a co-founding member of this new organization and on its interim […]

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What Long Term Value Investors Will Look For From a New Canadian Government

With the Canadian election only a week away, candidates and their parties should be aware of some of the specific economic strategies and policies which long term […]

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The Reality of Stock Market Volatility

There are a lot of experts giving their reasoning behind the extreme investment market volatility of the last few days.  In this regard, it is good to […]

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In This Election Year, Ensure Government is the Architect of Economic Growth

As we enter this election time in Canada and the United States, we need to see the political system taking a greater responsibility for economic policy.  This […]

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The Questionable Role of Today’s Monetary Authorities

There has been a material change in the role of monetary authorities in the industrial countries over the past 30 years.  More and more the Central Bankers […]

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New Biography Book ‘Notables’ Is Now Available

It is with great pleasure that I let you know that my new biography book ‘Notables’ is now available for purchase.  Notables: 101 Global LGBTQ People Who […]

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New Canadian Business History Organization

I am thrilled to have been asked to sit on the initial Steering Committee for a New Canadian Business History Organization.  The organization is called The Canadian Business History […]

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Equity Markets Continue to Offer the Best Investor Returns

In the world of delayed interest rate hikes, equity markets continue to offer the best investor returns in the short-term.  It is a simple matter of a […]

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Bonham Centre Awards Honour Olympic Gold Athletes

The 2015 Bonham Centre (BCAG) Awards were recently presented to three Olympic gold-medal winning athletes at a gala event at the University of Toronto.  The gala event […]

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Casey House Hospice Construction Begins!

Construction has begun on the new Casey House Hospice in Toronto.  This new 58,000 square foot health centre will allow Casey House to expand its services to […]

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The State of Investment Markets

Looking at the State of investment markets, over the past two months they have shown the following performance characteristics:

European equity markets have rebounded sharply in local currency […]

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How Much is a Word Worth?

It seems the word ‘patient’ is worth a lot of money these days.

On a regular basis, the Chairperson of the U.S. Federal Reserve releases a policy statement […]

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Recent High Profile LGBTQ Political Appointments

Several LGBTQ individuals have been appointed to important and high profile government positions over the last few months.  We thought it would be helpful to provide their […]

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Central Bank Policy Divergence – The U.S. and the Rest of the World

Over the last year, the world’s central banks have materially diverged from their long term actions in one specific area – foreign exchange policy.  Many have chosen […]

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Managing Investor Expectations

Over the last few months we have heard a lot from the U.S. monetary authority, the Federal Reserve, about potential interest rate hikes in the near future. […]

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LGBTQ Star Athletes in Low Profile Sports

Check out the biographies of six LGBTQ star athletes who have made, or are making, history in sports which are relatively low profile (in terms of public exposure).  […]

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2014: A look at outstanding LGBTQ youths

As we approach the end of 2014, we look at several outstanding youths who are all aged twenty years or younger at this time. Each has been […]

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Tim Cook: First openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company

History was made in 2014 when Tim Cook, the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc, publicly announced that he was gay. He is the first CEO of […]

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