Throughout the investment industry, Stephen Jarislowsky needs little introduction. Jarislowsky is the 80-something co-founder of the money management firm Jarislowsky Fraser, one of Canada’s most respected financial firms.  They manage pension funds, corporate and private investment portfolios primarily in North…

Love.  Hate.  On-again.  Off-again.  Up.  Down.  The markets have certainly had some fun with investors’ emotions this past week.  The Dow Jones was over the place, but it had a good day today, closing up 4%.  We’ve had just as much fun at home as well.  After a rocky…

Maybe it’s because the market is up and down all over the place and I’m thinking about them more. Maybe it’s because bonds are one of the first things I learned about when I opened my RRSP account almost 12 years ago.…

Over the last few months, seems like every time I provide my dividend income update, I’m also talking about markets acting like a yo-yo.  200 points up.  400 points down.  100 points up. To be honest, the ebbs and flows of the…

Quite the day yesterday eh folks? Seeing my equity values crash yesterday (and my bonds rise) should have given me cause for concern.  At least it used to.  Actually, I was kinda happy markets plummeted almost 3.5% yesterday because that means the…