Physician Finance Canada

Blog Update

Those who follow Loonie Doctor regularly will note that I disappeared from my usual weekly posting in early December. I have had a bit of a blogging set-back due to breaking my left hand while sparring at karate. Apparently, teenager-bones are flexible while middle-aged-man-bones are crunchy. I got a couple of titanium screws put in[…]

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bond default risk

Bond Risks & Volatility: Not All Bonds Are All Equally Soothing

Not all bonds are equal for soothing the beast. To achieve the best investing results in the real world, we need to avoid the┬ábad investor behaviors┬ádriven by our emotions. One approach to that while building our portfolio is to use some bonds. The effectiveness of bonds for soothing our inner emotional investor beast depends on[…]

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investor behavior

Investor Behavior: Your Inner Hulk Investor

Bonds historically fluctuate in value less (are less volatile) than equities. They also produce interest income which is highly taxed. In contrast, equities are more volatile in the short-term, but have always outperformed bonds over the long run. Further, equities produce more favorably taxed dividends and capital gains. This has caused some long-term investors to[…]

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