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Dave Canal
August 22, 2019

With deference to Stephen King and his horror novel Misery,” it seemed the only appropriate name for my scrapbook.  The “book” started 10 years ago when a famous hedge fund manager massively underperformed the S&P 500.  Then it happened again with a well-known mutual fund manager.  I sensed there was more to come.  Over two, three...

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Dave Canal
July 11, 2019

When I was quite young, my father and I would go into Boston on Saturday afternoons to see my grandmother.  She lived in a brownstone in the south-end across from the Greek Cathedral.  As we settled in, she would give me a dollar and ask me to “go down to ‘Sam’s” and get a pound of hamburger for dinner.  Sam was the butcher at the end of the...

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Matthew Sullivan
June 26, 2019

Ed Noonan declared independence when he founded Contravisory in 1972. As we move closer to celebrating our 50th year in business we have maintained our independence while developing into a holistic wealth manager.

There are so many different paths an investment business can take to grow, develop, and adapt to service clients....

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Dave Canal
June 13, 2019

Most of us think of the stock market as a monolithic entity.  I don’t.  I believe it has an internal structure of three categories each based on the size and history of the companies.   Or sometimes, it’s just the nature of the business.   Each segment has its own investment advocates.  

The first segment is based on the historic reason...

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Learn how to take losses quickly and cleanly. Don’t expect to be right all the time. If you have made a mistake, cut your losses as quickly as possible.

– Bernard Baruch