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Benj Gallander


Contra the Heard Investment Letter

  • 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 over 45 years and is the president of Contra the Heard Invetment Letter. 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

Corby Spirit and Wine (CSW.CA) is a Canadian manufacturer, marketer, and importer of spirits and wines. In June 2023, the conservative management there did something uncharacteristic by acquiring a 90% stake in privately held Ace Beverage Group for $148.5 million. The odds are decent that shareholders will ultimately be rewarded, writes Benj Gallander, president of Contra the Heard.
Caesarstone Ltd. (CSTE) has seen its stock price drop by about half over the past year, but we feel a major turnaround is in store. This corporation manufactures and markets engineered quartz and other countertop surfaces in numerous countries. You have likely eaten off one of their tabletops (as I do virtually every day), highlights Benj Gallander, president of Contra the Heard.
Want a stock that is a global leader in its space, been profitable every year since going public in 2012, is conservatively operated and trades at less than half the book value? asks Benj Gallander, a value-oriented, contrarian investor and editor of Contra the Heard.
Is a recession in the wind, or perhaps a gale? Where can an investor hide? Though lots of pundits are offering solutions, it is very difficult to do, asserts Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard.

Benj's Videos

ETFs have some wonderful advantages. But though great for some people, ETFs are certainly not for everyone. Benj will compare ETFs with other methods of investing.

Benj will talk about his view of the big, broad world and some picks to try to emulate his 19.1 percent annualized 10-Year return, including 41.0 percent in 2021.

With the stock market on its longest bull-run in history and a dizzying array of stocks to choose from, selecting winners is an almost Herculean task. This in-depth panel assembles a select group of North America's top stock pickers who will walk you through the various sectors of the market to help you identify great companies that can deliver solid income and growth-even when this bull market is getting long in the tooth. Each will give several picks-so bring your pencils to take notes on where to put your money to best use in 2022.

The global economy has some major problems. Benj Gallander will discuss the current state of affairs and some stocks that will potentially do much better than the market and potentially enhance his 20-year annualized return of 18.1%.

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.