Benj Gallander


Contra the Heard

  • Amongst Highest 20-Year Returns in World
  • Considered Canada’s Top Authority on Contrarian Investing By Globe & Mail
  • 3 Best-Selling Books

About Benj

Benj Gallander has been investing in stocks for almost 40 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.

Benj's Articles

Madrid-based Banco Santander (SAN) is Spain’s largest bank; the stock has risen 38% so far in 2021, notes Benj Gallander, a specialist in out-of-favor stocks and editor of Contra the Heard.
Gold Resource (GORO) recently completed its split into two companies, notes Benj Gallander, a leading Canada-based investment expert and editor of Contra the Heard.
Ana Botin, the Group Executive “Chairman” of Banco Santander (SAN) was exceptionally pleased with the recent quarterly results, reports Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard.
Quarterhill (Toronto: QTRH) (QTRHF) was incorporated in 1992 and is based in Canada; one of its two primary areas of focus is licensing patents in numerous sectors via their WiLAN subsidiary, explains Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard.

Benj's Videos

Benj Gallander will attempt to look through a crystal ball and imagine the future. A big question is whether it will be possible to repeat the 18.4% annualized return of the past decade. For a change, he will leave lots of time for questions so you will get a chance to make him think. Mr. Gallander is ready to do more thinking!
Being a less active trader and thinking in an out-of-the-box manner can almost assuredly improve your returns. That is how Benj Gallander have achieved an annualized return of 18.4% over the last 15 years. During this session, he will discuss his methodology and suggest some of his favorite picks.
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, Benj Gallander will explain his current investment strategy to mitigate the possibility of major losses, while retaining skin in the game for the potential upside. Perhaps, there should be a teeter totter on the stage!

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Benj's Books

Benj Gallander

The Uncommon Investor III: How to Earn Superior Returns in the Stock Market Despite Everything

Benj Gallander has among the highest short- and long-term returns in North America. Author of the bestselling The Uncommon Investor and The Uncommon Entrepreneur, co-editor of Contra the Heard Investment Letter, and investment columnist for national newspapers and magazines, Gallander's approach to the stock market has the investment world buzzing.
Benj Gallander

Contrarian Investor 13: How to Earn Superior Returns in the Stockmarket

The Contrarian Investor's Thirteen focuses on the basics of how people can improve their financial returns by themselves, reducing their dependence of costly brokers and advisors.
Benj Gallander

The Canadian Small Business Survival Guide: How to Start and Operate Your Own Successful Business

The Canadian Small Business Survival Guide will not only instruct beginners whose business knowledge is limited, but also provide a wealth of interesting information for experienced entrepreneurs. The author has covered every imaginable facet of running a successful business.