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Second Opinions

Second Opinions…an excerpt from Mo Lidsky’s latest book, Partners in Preservation. Imagine if your doctor was compensated based on the medicines you purchased or how often you changed medications. Or […]

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Monkey Predictions

A lesson on predictions. Below is an excerpt from Mo Lidsky’s latest book, Partners in Preservation. With the advent of countless technologies that have put infinitely more information at our […]

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Deferred Maintenance

All the years we lived in this house I knew about it. Yet, I ignored it. First, it was a small moldy patch in the washroom ceiling. Then an occasional […]

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Inadequate Diversification

Most clients correctly understand that diversification among investments can decrease the risk of a portfolio. When most people think about diversification, however, they associate it with minimizing the volatility of […]

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Home Bias Investing

It is generally unwise to argue with legendary investors like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch, but I have a bone to pick with those two. In my humble and barely […]

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Conflicts of Interest

Product vs. Process Conflicts of interest is an important topic we educate our clients on. It is far too often, especially in Canada, that clients are offered investment products rather […]

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Having a Carpenter Instead of a General Contractor

The difference between a carpenter and a general contractor is clear to most people. A carpenter is a craftsperson – a person who is responsible for carrying out the physical […]

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Failing to plan
Failing to plan, planning to fail

Failing to plan, planning to fail. Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, has often said that there is no such thing as a perfect game. You […]

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Reactionary Investing

Reactionary Investing vs. Strategic Investing Reactionary investing is common among many wealthy individuals. Over the course of several years, they will allocate money to investments which seem, at any given […]

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My Barista’s Inspiration for the Year Ahead

Written by Mo Lidsky, Partner and Senior Managing Director of Prime Quadrant This uncharacteristically older Filipino barista had a smile before I approached her. It was 6:30am on New Year’s […]

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