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August 15, 2016 | Portfolio wisdom from the Olympiad

Adrian Mastracci

Adrian Mastracci, Discretionary Portfolio Manager, B.E.E., MBA. My expertise in the investment and financial advisory profession began in 1972. I graduated with the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute in 1971. I then attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with the MBA in 1972. I have attained the “Discretionary Portfolio Manager” professional designation. I am committed to offering clients the highest standard of personal service by providing prompt, courteous and professional attention. My advice is objective, unbiased and without conflicts of interest. I’m part of a team that delivers comprehensive services and best value in managing client wealth.

Let’s reflect on the Olympians competing at Rio 2016.

Huge praises for braving years of preparation, training and commitments.

Striving and competing to be the very best in their chosen pursuits.
Regardless of the outcomes.

I especially appreciate long distance events like cycling, running, swimming and rowing.
They demand a wealth of endurance and perseverance, much like retirement portfolios.

Often having to reach down deep to muster more bursts of adrenalin.
Just when it seems there is little, if anything, left in the tanks.

My top takeaways

Investors can draw some parallels from hard working Olympians.
Wisdom from the Olympiad is relevant and applicable to long-term investing.

Here are my top takeaways.
Successful athletes require:

Much dreaming and sketching out of personal goals.

Setting specific, well thought out strategies.

Disciplined game plans that realize on their dreams.
Patience for the roller coaster of setbacks and achievements.

Periodic tweaking of their action plans.
Suitable time horizons to learn and master their quests.

Olympians make wonderful ambassadors for the investing profession.
Similar to athletes, portfolios need to find plenty of stamina.

Take a moment and apply Olympian wisdom to your precious nest egg.

Adopt these takeaways to help guide your portfolio toward the finish line.

All the very best to the 2016 Olympians.

May they treasure their accomplishments and may their memories never fade.

A special hurrah to my Olympian cousin.

She is a member of the Canadian Women Rowing Eight team in Rio 2016.

Best,

Adrian

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August 15th, 2016

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