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My American Adventure: backpacking in South America

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always … Continue reading

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My American adventure: making an impact in Xela

Hola mis amigos It is Wednesday evening here in Xela, Guatemala. I am writing from my apartment, with my panoramic backdrop of the city surrounded by the mountains, the various shades of blue as the mountains and sky meet before … Continue reading

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My American adventure: Toronto and Mexico City

Hola mis amigos. As I write this I am on my flight out of Mexico City to Tapachula, a town in Chiapas in the South of Mexico and on the border of Guatemala. I spend two nights there before I … Continue reading

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Canadians cast their vote in Federal Election…..

Canada is the latest country to hold elections, with Canadians casting their vote on Monday in the Federal election. After just returning from a trip to Toronto, it was impossible to escape the media coverage. Aside from the excitement of … Continue reading

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Market Recap: Week of June 2nd 2015

Market Recap Most of the major equity indices were in the red last week, following mixed economic data and concern over the Greek crisis. Most notable on the economic front was the downward revision to US first quarter GDP. The … Continue reading

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Are Banks Parasites?

I spoke at an investment conference recently where the opening speaker referred to banks as parasites. For me, the word parasite conjures the image of a tapeworm slowly eating my insides (backpacking in Southeast Asia comes to mind), but the … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Life Lessons from Chris Hadfield

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Life Lessons from Space, by Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield is a retired astronaut, the first Canadian to walk in space. If you have never heard of Chris, check out his version of … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap: December 1st 2014

Market Recap Global equity markets edged higher again last week while government bond yields moved lower. Of the major indices, China’s Shanghai Composite was the standout performer, jumping 8%, buoyed by the recent interest rate cut and the prospect of … Continue reading

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