What I learned about investing from baby monitors

By |August 31st, 2020|

Benjamin relates how the baby monitor for his 11-month-old son, which provides a plethora of information on his sleep habits, compares to the almost infinite amount of information available to investors to allow them to treat their portfolios as restless babies, in need of constant monitoring, and yet this does not always lead to the best outcome.

You can’t control COVID but you can control yourself

By |July 13th, 2020|

At the time of writing, most investors’ stock portfolios have recovered significantly from the precipitous drop in late February through March, 2020 and with the worst of it over – hopefully – Benjamin outlines 3 lessons can we learn from the COVID-19 crisis that can guide us through the next one.

Why is the US market the best place to invest in 2020?

By |July 8th, 2020|

With its wealth of businesses that are asset light or price makers in their market, the U.S. has been and will continue to be an area of focus for Baskin Wealth Management in building portfolios for our clients. Barry explains in this video how these characteristics make for an attractive investing opportunity.

Why the big technology companies are must-own stocks for most clients.

By |July 8th, 2020|

Barry describes the technology giants Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Netflix as “digital toll booths on global growth”. He goes on to explain how these companies have benefited from an amazing technological shift and why they have an unbelievably long runway for growth.

How are we looking at our portfolio companies in the time of COVID?

By |July 8th, 2020|

Death, debt and dividends are 3 factors we have been putting an increased emphasis on during this period of extreme uncertainty. David explains how each is considered by the Baskin Wealth Management Portfolio Management Committee as we carefully assess [...]

The 2021 Federal Budget Speech

By |May 29th, 2020|

LOUIS XIV’S finance minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, famously declared that “the art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” While spending continues in response to the COVID pandemic, at some point the government will need to pluck some more feathers by finding ways to increase revenues to cover the debt. David drafts what the 2021 budget speech might possibly, but not hopefully, look like.

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