Thanks for visiting Common Sense Investing. This blog is about personal finance for Canadians, with a focus on investing and portfolio management.

Evidence drives the content on this blog. Rather than relying on predictions or feelings, evidence-based investing draws insights from academic research. It boils down to keeping costs low and diversifying broadly while emphasizing exposure to small cap, value, and highly profitable stocks. There is more detailed information about evidence-based investing in the FAQ. You won't find any predictions or stock picks here.

My name is Benjamin Felix. I am an associate portfolio manager with PWL Capital in Ottawa. I help Canadians invest their money and make smart financial decisions using the strategies described throughout this blog.

I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; I also played varsity basketball for the Northeastern Huskies during my stay in Boston.  I graduated from Carleton University with an MBA in 2014. I was awarded the CFA Charter in 2016, and became a CFP Professional in 2017.

I contribute the Globe and Mail's Gen Y Money page, and have had my opinions cited in a handful of other financial publications. I have also appeared on CTV Ottawa News and CBC News. I try to keep a record of my media mentions here.

The information on this site is provided for educational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice nor a recommendation to buy or sell individual securities.