By David F. Rooney
If current events such as the collapse of oil prices have you feeling twitchy about the state of your financial investments then you certainly won’t want to miss the Wednesday, May 27, talk by Craig Fehr at the Performing Arts Centre.
Fehr is the respected Canadian Investment Strategist for Edward Jones. He’ll be offering his interpretation of current events as well as their impact on investors and his outlook on various markets.
“Craig is our Canadian strategist,” Chris Bostock, Edward Jones’ Revelstoke financial advisor. “He’s part of what we call our Investment Strategy Committee within the firm. That is a committee with about 200 years of combined experience in the investment industry… They set direction for clients’ portfolios. Specifically, there are certain ones I watch in terms of diversification by sector, making sure no one has all of their equity, all of their holdings in telecoms or banking — that kind of stuff. So what he does is set guidelines (for portfolio diversification).”
Fehr is a regular guest on various financial news networks, including the Business News Network, and has been featured in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe & Mail, the Financial Times, Bloomberg and Reuters.
Bostock said he will discuss several issues and “because this is a big CP Rail town I asked him if he could prepare some comments with regard to CP specifically.” A number of people have asked if Fehr could speak about the outlook for interest rates and energy prices so he’ll touch on those subjects, too.
Nobody can really predict what’s going to happen with either of those issues and Bostock said Fehr’s approach is “refreshing” in that he doesn’t pretend to know what’s really going to happen.
”He’ll provide some historical context and break things down into bite-sized pieces… so people will understand what he’s talking about,” he said.
This 6 pm presentation on Wednesday, May 27, will provide some public exposure for the investment firm but more importantly it will demystify the world of investing for existing, and potential, clients.
This free event is open to the general public but Bostock and his assistant, Cathie Thacker, would like to know how many people plan on attending because they are hosting a post-event reception at the Performing Arts Centre. If you would like tickets or require more information please contact Chris Bostock or Cathie Thacker at 250-837-4855.
By David F. Rooney