Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of <a href="https://milliona

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Could You Beat the Market With These Ten Terrific Stocks?

#Investing

They were public darlings and household names. Their corporate profits soared over the previous ten years. They were “can’t miss” stocks that thumped the S&…

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Don’t Overlook the Best Personal Goal of All

#Mindset #Lifestyle

Journalist Marta Zaraska asked a couple of scientists to help her conduct an experiment. She wanted to find out if acts of kindness would affect her…

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Just A Few Thoughts Near the End of a Tough Year

#Lifestyle #Mindset

They broke into our condominium’s underground garage, prying the impenetrable-looking outside door with a crowbar. Then they carried cutting tools to the bicycle storage area.…

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When Financial Advisors Punch Themselves

#Advisors #Investing

When Marilyn Arsenault and her husband, Joe, decided to save for their retirement, they booked an appointment with a financial advisor. Marilyn, a university running coach,…

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The Retirement Solution That Could Extend Your Life

#Retirement #Lifestyle

It’s hard to imagine that Warren Buffett, at 90 years of age, is still the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. And the company’s co-chairman, Charlie…

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College Endowment Managers Wanted: Easy Prestige and Money

#Investing

How would you like to manage an Ivy League endowment fund? Yes, it sounds tough. But you could do it. The job description might say they’…

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The Couch Potato Portfolio Makes Hedge Funds Look Silly

#Investing

Imagine a planet similar to ours. Somebody creates a 2-speed bicycle. Others figure they can build something better. They add several gears. Then they add an…

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Why Hedge Fund Investors Are Like Monty Python’s Black Knight

#Investing

Plenty of people joke that it’s tough to make Canadians mad. They’re reputed to be tolerant and polite. My wife and I once stayed…

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Andrew Hallam Speaks In Singapore: Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26, 2019

#Talks and Interviews

CurrencyFair, a company that allows expats to convert currencies at more favorable rates than the banks, is flying me to Singapore and sponsoring me to speak…

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Hot Investment Hands Are Like Sports Heroes

#Investing

I grew up watching sports. My heroes rose. They triumphed. And then they always failed. We expect that. A reporter asked former world heavyweight boxing champion,…

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