Greater Fool

Author, Garth Turner has been a member of the Canadian Parliamant for nine years, serving as Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister (in charge of Canada Revenue Agency), national leadership contender (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada), House of Commons Standing Committee member and chairman (Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Finance), Special Advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Privy Council of Canada. In addition, Garth is an ambitious entrepreneur – founder and CEO of Canada’s largest independent producer of network television, providing programming to CTV, Global, YTV and others. He founded and successfully operated chain of six community newspapers in Ontario as well as founded and operated eco-tourism and hospitality company aggregating and restoring heritage properties.

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Awards & Publications

Books: (14 in total) Greater Fool: The Troubled Future of Real Estate (2008) 2020 New Rules for the New Age (2002) The Defence: Guarding your Money in Uncertain Times (1998) 2015 After The Boom: Revised. How to Prosper Through the Coming Retirment Crisis (2002) The Little Book of Financial Wisdom (

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Another day, another detour. In Washington, Donald Trump used some average families as props while announcing a “giant, really giant” tax cut. A household making $75,000, he said, would see their federal taxes “cut in half.” At the same tim...

Blame game

The most hateful comments to this pathetic blog which end up being DELETED? Yes, without a doubt, one topic only. The Chinese. Trump openly blames Muslims and Mexicans for America’s ills. We hang family debt and disappointment on dudes from Guang...

The tightening

Yeah, it’s not Bitcoin. But a balanced, low-vol, diversified, 60/40 portfolio has handed investors close to 10% this year. And it was 8.5% last year. The even better news is that there’s more of the same coming, it seems. The reasons are simple...

Useless blog

Poor James. His nice quiet street was besieged yesterday (“It was bonkers,” he reports) when news broke that his neighbour was selling her house and marrying a prince. The lady in question, in case you live under a rock, is Meghan Markle, a min...

You still need bonds

  By Guest Blogger Ryan Lewenza We routinely meet with clients to discuss their portfolio, review their financial plan, provide our current outlook and to see if anything material has changed with them. In a recent review with a client, I recomme...