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Turbulence Part II

Back in late November, we wrote a Market Commentary entitled “Turbulence” and mused it was “time to buckle up”. In the late summer (August 26th to be precise) we had started to meaningfully decrease risk exposure in the portfolios. We took further steps on December 17th to de-risk by shifting to less volatile companies within […]

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A Special Update on Gold & Mining Companies

Summary: This sector is currently out of favour but we believe it will improve. The debt crisis is continuing despite mainstream media headlines. Our disciplines require that we reduce exposure to precious metals and mining shares, in the short-term. We have added exposure to broad stock markets in Canada and US coupled with downside (put […]

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Waiting for the Fundamentals to Prevail – Part 2 of 2

In the last market commentary newsletter we started the discussion on investment fundamentals and how we believe the Fraser Vandermeer Asset Management portfolios will outperform in the years to come based on this. Read Fundamentals Part 1 We’d like to continue this topic now with more specifics on the markets and our views. Here is […]

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Waiting for the Fundamentals to Prevail – Part 1 of 2

Definition – “fundamentals” (noun): central or primary rule; principle on which something is based; the basic building blocks, core long-held truths; being of central importance; age-old facts; the basis supporting existence or function; the general principles of a matter.1 1 www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fundamental As fundamentals relates to investing, we at Fraser Vandermeer Asset Management believe prices will […]

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Some Musings on a QE3 World

Executive Summary: The battle between deflation and inflation endures – we believe it is prudent to position for asset deflation and currency inflation. Stock markets have been significantly impacted by QE and remain generally overvalued and dangerous – we believe it is prudent to continue to underweight our stock market exposure. The Details: Regarding the […]

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