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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The moment

Elke “Wieselblitz” Vogelsang photo . By coincidence, not design (honest), the last two posts told you not to set your pants on fire, remain calm, go for a tummy rub and be a long-term thinker instead of a timorous chicken. How’s that for mixe...

Eyes wide open

  By Guest Blogger Doug Rowat . We’re bullish on equity markets. And for good reason. First, it far more often pays to have a positive market view than a negative view because bear markets typically last only 1-2 years whereas bull markets las...

Don’t be distracted

  By Guest Blogger Sinan Terzioglu More Trump bombast. More market drops. As always, volatility brings the fear of loss. A client recently asked: “Is this a good time to be investing? My portfolio has dropped in value and I think based on all ...

Dr. Garth

The Dr. is IN. I have been regularly reading your blog for the last 6 months. It’s been a great source of information, as well as self-reflection. At 35, married and 2 kids, I have realized I am far behind in terms of net worth compared to some ...

Losing it

Yesterday we called out, humiliated and publicly flogged savers. After all, what are they thinkin’? Rates of return on savings accounts, less inflation, are roughly zero. And going lower. Plus, outside of a TFSA or RRSP, that piteous little spec ...