What is CGAP?
CGAP (Canadian Great Advisors Portfolios) provides investors with the same tools available to wealthy and institutional investors. These tools utilize various index asset classes. The approved advisors use well known index funds some of which are the leaders in their field and use top fund products that use:
- DFA (Dimensional Fund Advisors)
- Powershares index funds
- i-shares ETFs
- Vanguard indices etc
CGAP portfolio theory is based on the highly respected research indices designed by Eugene Fama and Kenneth French. Go ahead goggle the famous index pioneers such as Eugene Fama, Kenneth French, DFA, Robert Arnott, etc. You would need over 30 ETF type of products to do one CGAP portfolio.
Our Unique Calculator 1927 - 2012
Our likelihood calculator is based on the highly respected research designed Jim Otar and documented in his publications.
CGAP helps investors to review, compare and match their investment needs and risk with one of the 20 CGAP portfolios.
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Author when in 2001 he stated:
"A decade ago, I really believed that the average investor could do it himself. The flesh was willing, the tools were available and the math was not that hard. I was wrong. I've come to the conclusion that only a tiny percentage, at most 1% are capable of pulling it off. If the nation's largest pension plans can't get it right, what chance does John Q Public have?"
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- What is the optimum re-balancing strategy?
The big major banks and brokerage firms are losing investor confidence. That independent advisor now stands out from all the advisors at these big financial conglomerates. Amid all the daily doom in the papers, on radio and on TV, the trusted independent financial advisor may be the only independent voice investors may hear. A good financial advisor will turn his/her attention to the things that he/she can control such as:
- controlling investor emotions
- lowering investment fund fees
- lowering taxes, reducing trading activity
- having the proper risk allocation and proper rebalancing
Finally, more important than all the above wealth creators combined, the advisor will help control client's psychological investment behaviour which is the real culprit to poor investor returns. So review, compare and see how we match up.
Greater Toronto Area please call:
Tony De Thomasis, BSc, CFP, RFP De Thomas Financial Corp.
7620 Yonge Street, Suite 200 Thornhill, Ontario, Canada L4J 1V9 Tel: (905)731-9800 Fax: (905)731-9759
Nationwide area please call:
Michael J. Hill, CIM, CFP toll free 800-558-8519
CGAP does not sell any investment products.
The site information has been drawn from sources believed to be reliable. Where such statements are based in whole or in part on information provided by third parties, they are not guaranteed to be accurate or complete. This information does not provide individual financial, legal, tax or investment advice and is for information purposes only. Graphs and charts are used for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect future values and future performance of any portfolio. Portfolio values change frequently as past performance does not guarantee future results. Mutual funds are not guaranteed and are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments.
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