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14. Invested - April 30, 2021

In this issue of Invested, we discuss how Canada's new climate strategy might not be the death sentence for Alberta's oil and gas sector that it seems, how the ever-growing global wealth gap is being exacerbated by COVID-19, and why Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) may not be the diversification tool you're looking for. We also answer the questions, "Has the Yale Endowment Model become outdated?" and "Are ESG-focused investment strategies really as beneficial as they seem?"

13. Invested - April 16, 2021

In this issue of Invested, we discuss Calgary’s Mental Health and Addiction Community Strategy, the implosion of Archegos, Canada's lockdown debt, biases in artificial intelligence, and the potential future of global oil demand.

12. Invested - April 2, 2021

In this issue of Invested, we discuss the attributes that make great thinkers, Canada's housing boom, and some potential drawbacks of factor investing. We also answer the questions, "Why didn't you buy Amazon in 1999?" and "What are target-date investment funds?"

11. Invested - March 19, 2021

In this issue of Invested, we discuss global trends in productivity, explore optimal position sizing for your investment portfolio, and reflect back on the last year with COVID-19. We also answer the question, "What is the Kelly Criterion?"

10. Invested - March 5, 2021

In this issue of Invested, we discuss the effects of the pandemic on the housing market, the benefits of adding ETFs to your portfolio, and Calgary's own Studio Bell and the National Music Centre. We also answer the questions, "What does the recent yield spike mean for investors?", "Should you trust a backtest?", and "How does Canada's pension model measure up?"

09. Invested - February 19, 2021

In this issue of Invested, we discuss why a plain stock/bond portfolio might not cut it in the current market environment, the trend of uncertainty in markets and society, the impacts of an increasing global debt, and the tech industry in Alberta. We also explore the question, "Should investors hold crypto currencies in their portfolios?"

08. Invested - February 5, 2021

In this issue of Invested, we discuss the mechanics of short selling, the impact of technology and democratization of information on the stock market, and advancements in natural language processing and its effect on financial markets. We also explore foreign direct investment in Canada and the value of bonds in your investment portfolio.

07. Invested - January 22, 2021

In this issue of Invested, we discuss a pitfall of investing in cryptocurrencies, why it's important to stick with a systematic approach when investing, and the significance of "Nordicity" in the American political sphere. We also provide insight into the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL) and answer the question, "What is Data Charlatanism?"

06. Invested - January 8, 2021

In this issue of Investedwe discuss five critical considerations for Alberta's future, the growth in the global supply of money, the effect of the news on behavioural biases, and the relationship between fake news and artificial intelligence. We also answer the questions, "What is the zero lower bound?" and "Does Bitcoin have a place in investor portfolios?"

05. Invested - December 11, 2020

In this issue of Invested, we discuss the complexities of investing with Robinhood, the concept of inflation, some similarities and differences between Trump and Biden's foreign policies, and the benefits of utilizing leverage in your investment portfolio. We also answer the question: "What is recursion?"

04. Invested - November 27, 2020

In this issue of Invested, we explore building your investment portfolio like a soccer team, quant investing, a work-from-home tax, and the Sharpe ratio. We also introduce you to a new monthly segment: INVESTED in Community.

03. Invested - November 13, 2020

In this issue of Invested, we explore the future prosperity of Alberta, the benefits of hiring a trader versus executing trades in-house, Monte Carlo simulations, value stocks versus growth stocks, the influence of the government on financial markets, and the Market Incentive Loop.

02. Invested - October 30, 2020

In this issue of Invested, we discuss the current fiscal situation in Canada, Simpson's Paradox, why investing in solely the domestic stock market can be detrimental, how diversification can benefit your portfolio, and the reasons to own bonds.

01. Invested - October 16, 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newsletter. Invested will bring you thought-provoking, curated content (along with our synthesis) on the latest and greatest from around the world. The content will be aligned with Mac’s focus areas and will also include insights from the VIP team on portfolio management, the investment business, capital stewardship, data science, and technology.

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