How to think about bear markets

I heard someone smarter than me say on a podcast recently, “We don’t react to the events in our lives.  We react to our interpretation of those events.”  He was talking about mental health and mindfulness. But that wisdom, which I think might be Stoic in origin, can also be applied to investing.As I write this, the S&P/TSX is down…

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Optimists, pessimists, and realists in life and investing

My last post, Why I am not a Bitcoin investor, sparked a surprisingly positive response both in and out of the comments section - thank you to those who reached out.  Even the Canadian Moneysaver is going to pick it up for an upcoming issue.  It seems there are a lot of investors who share my reservations about cryptocurrencies and…

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Why I am not a Bitcoin investor

I have been slow to get on the Bitcoin train.  OK, actually I've kept a safe distance and watched that shiny Bitcoin engine gain speed and momentum, hurtling through space, careening around corners, all the while gaining more and more white-knuckled followers, hanging on for dear life.But not me -  I'm a skeptic.  I can't help it.  Something so new,…

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