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Dave Canal
September 13, 2019

The current unicorn IPO market is reminiscent of the psychology used in the Trojan War.  Today the hidden “soldiers” are venture capitalists, investment bankers and corporate employees.  According to mythology, the “gift” to the Trojans was an 80’ wooden horse that seemingly marked the end of a ten year war.  We are now ten years into a bull...

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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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As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

– Andrew Carnegie