AUG 16, 2022

COULD THAT BE IT?

BY KEITH THOMSON

“Journalism, by its nature, has to sell you news instead of truth. The ninth time in a row that any investing magazine headlined the real truth – “Own, don’t loan; patience and discipline; slow and steady wins the race; end of story!” – it would go out of business, because its audience would have gotten the message and wouldn’t need to read it anymore. To survive, a magazine has to keep blaring, “Six Hot Funds To Buy Now!” And of course, they’re always six different funds. This is helpful to the magazine, but not to the investor.” —Nick Murray

JUL 14, 2022

HOW YOU MAKE MONEY IN THE STOCK MARKET

BY KEITH THOMSON

“Over decade-long time horizons, your investment performance will mainly be derived from how you handle corrections, bear markets, and market crashes. During every single bear market there will be times when you wonder if the losses will ever stop. You will always wonder how much lower the market can go. The economic news will be terrible. Other investors around you will be depressed. Pessimism becomes pervasive.” —Ben Carlson

JUN 15, 2022

THE MOST DANGEROUS PERSON IN YOUR INVESTING WORLD

BY KEITH THOMSON

"How you behaved in March 2020 was probably more important than what you did in the previous 100 months combined.“ —Morgan Housel

I believe Morgan Housel’s “Covid crash” quotation thoughtfully distils approximately 80% of an investor’s long term success in the stock market. Fast forward to now, with the S&P 500 down over 20% from its earlier highs this year, and you have a present day experience of how you will succeed as an investor....

MAY 18, 2022

TIME FOR A LITTLE CONTEXT

BY KEITH THOMSON

"About once a decade people forget that bubbles
form and burst about once a decade.“ —Morgan Housel

It seems to me that the primary function of financial journalism is to scare us out of ever achieving our financial goals by focusing on the market’s daily volatility…

MAR 7, 2022

TIME TO FEED THE GOOSE

BY KEITH THOMSON

“Taxes are our way of feeding the goose that lays the golden eggs of freedom, democracy and enterprise. Someone says, 'Well, the goose eats too much!’. That’s probably true. But better a fat goose than no goose at all.” —Jim Rohn

Please find below two CI Private Wealth tax resources which may assist you in dealing with your 2021 and 2022 tax reporting…

FEB 23, 2022

REFLECTIONS ON THE LAST 24 MONTHS

BY KEITH THOMSON

The ones who thrive long term are those who understand the real world is a never ending chain of absurdity, confusions, messy relationships, and imperfect people.” —Morgan Housel

The last 24 months saw the advent of the worst global public health crisis in a century —since the 1918 influenza pandemic. In response, the world locked down, putting its economy into a kind of medically induced coma

JAN 19, 2022

IT ISN'T ALWAYS GOING TO BE THIS EASY

BY KEITH THOMSON

“If you’re not willing to react with equanimity to a market price decline of 50% two or three times a century you’re not fit to be a common shareholder and you deserve the mediocre results you’re going to get compared to the people who do have the temperament, who can be more philosophical about these market fluctuations.”

—Charlie Munger

I believe 2021 will go down as one of the greatest years in stock market history. Including dividends...

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Keith

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    CIM®, MFA-P™

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