Speaker Details


Benj Gallander has been investing in stocks for over 30 years and is the president of Contra the Heard. Normally, at least half of his portfolio is in the United States with the rest in Canada. Mr. Gallander is renowned for his column in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, which features his contrarian take on stocks and broader issues for investors. He regularly appears on The Business News Network, has dazzled on CNN, and his by-line has also been seen in Bloomberg, Canadian MoneySaver, and numerous other publications. Mr. Gallander's bestselling books include The Uncommon Investor, The Contrarian Investor's 13, and The Small Business Survival Guide. He is also a highly sought speaker.

Content from Benj Gallander

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Meet the Experts: Benj Gallander

In this special "Meet the Experts" series, we asked our investing experts to speak directly with our readers, discussing their backgrounds, investment strategies, and …

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General Electric: "The "Super-Jupiter"

We like to think of General Electric (GE) as the super-Jupiter in our model portfolio; at $260 billion, was have never owned a holding with a larger market cap, explains Benj Gallander, editor of C…

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Wi-Lan: Patents and Profits

It has been quite difficult for us to find much value in the market for the past six months or so, explains value investing specialist Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard. Fortunately, we…

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Top Picks 2017: Penn West Petroleum

A key reason for buying this Canadian energy stock — our Top Pick for speculative investors — was the management, asserts Benj Gallander, contrarian advisor and editor of Contra the Hea…

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Top Picks 2017: General Electric

During the recession, it was much easier to find mega-conglomerates that fit our purchase criteria, but the upward march of stocks has significantly pared back the list of such candidates, notes Be…

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Out-of-Favor Favorites from Canada

Benj Gallander is well known for his contrarian strategy, seeking undervalued companies with the prospects of high returns over a multi-year period. Here, the editor of Contra the Heard four out-of-…

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United Security: Sweet Home Alabama

Ultimately, interest rates will go up, and when they do, the banks should benefit, asserts value investor Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard. We continue to recommend United Security Banc…

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Contrarian Calls from a "Market Master"

Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard, follows a contrarian-style investment approach; his model portfolio has shown an annualized return of 21.6% for 15 years. Here, he explains his strategy …