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

SSR Mining (SSRM) is firing on all cylinders, on track to increase production next year — and if it can happen at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of $1,006 per gold-equivalent ounce, that would be fabulous, asserts Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard.
After being a profit spinner seemingly forever, Banco Santander (SAN) — a favorite conservative idea for 2022 — lost €9 billion in the first nine months last year when the bank made a large write-down of goodwill and deferred tax assets, notes Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard.
Founded in 1914, Edmonton, Alberta-based McCoy Global Inc. (Toronto: MCB) operates in the oil and gas sector and focuses on maximizing well bore integrity and data collection so customers can make swift decisions with the best information, explains Benj Gallander, editor of Contra the Heard.
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.

Benj's Videos

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 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.

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.
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