Michael Graham Investment Services

Unbiased Advice
MGIS is an independent investment counselling firm not representing or in contact with financial institutions, wealth managers and their products.  It can therefore be relied on to make arm's-length judgements and recommendations based solely on merit.


  • The MGIS Investment Letter - dedicated to providing expert advice to the widest range of investors.  It includes distinctive Canadian Equity and Dividend 6-Pak portfolios, an ongoing Proactive List, overviews of market conditions, and Canadian-focused recommendations

  • Action Alerts - as warranted comments on current market conditions and influencers

  • Investment Presentations - individualize to fit subscriber needs


  • Expert Advice - aimed at providing investors of all types with generic investment choices and expert advice on a one-to-one basis.

​           A PROVEN path to building investment wealth




Tel: 416  360-7538


Proven Track Record

MGIS 6-Paks, formally launched in 2006, have consistently delivered superior performances.  Both the Canadian Equity and Dividend 6-Paks are routinely re-balanced and measured in our subscriber  Investment Letters.

In a world of disruption, market extremes, and ever-increasing complexity, investors can count on MGIS' vast investment industry experience to deliver solid advice combining sound fundamentals with proven and unwavering standards.

​​​​​In 2005, Michael and Bryan Snelson co-authored Portfolio First Aid, followed in 2009 by Financial First Aid, both published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada Ltd. 

 Endorsements include those by:

               John Crow, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, "We all make investment mistakes, Portfolio First Aid is packed with

               advice on how to avoid them - and profit",

               David Denison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board": Portfolio First Aid takes 

               principles of investing, and makes them simple and actionable - in a highly engaging and entertaining style.  This book will

               be invaluable to investors and their portfolios, not just as first aid, but also as preventive medicine."

              Brian Aspinall, a retired IBM Canada executive, wrote in April 2020: "After exhausting the stack of books I borrowed from the

              library before the closedown, I started to read those on my bookshelf, including  Portfolio First Aid which I found

              a good refresher.   Although some things have changed, many have not and it stands the test of time well."       




An MGIS cornerstone is its Investment Letter - usually by email -  with a commitment to at least six times annually to three levels of subscribers: Its goal - to provide experienced commentary and recommendations on the widest range of investment-related topics.

The MGIS Investment Letter focuses predominantly on Canada in an international context, including  world-class Canadian investment selections.  In 2020, the breadth of topics was reflected in the Investment Letter themes and titles: 

​           Jan:  - New Normal, Geopolitics, Investment

 Feb: - A "Non-consensus" Canada's Time and Turn
                     - Canadian 6-Pak Rebalancing and Related

 Mar:  - Blindsided
                     -  And Now the Three Pans - Pandemic, Pandemonium, Panic

 Jun: - Silver Linings/ New Beginnings
                    - Out of Worldwide Tumult

  Jul:- Coronavirus Reflections
                  - Corona's Letter to Humanity
                  - Canadian Equity & Dividend 6 Paks, rebalanced as Value Mounts a Comeback

           Sept:- Pictures at a 2020 Exhibition

           Oct:- Counting Down to a Grand Finale

             Nov: - "Hanging Breathless on America"

​In addition, the MGIS Investment Letter includes regular updating of its distinctive and superior-returning Canadian Equity and Dividend 6-Paks, along with a Proactive List of potentially attractive and investable stocks.

Also to be noted is Michael's unique understanding of Berkshire Hathaway, having attended some 20 of its one-of-a-kind annual meetings over  the past 25 years: While not in person, his attendance at the virtual 2020 annual meeting was followed by:

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (and its True Value)

  • Buffett: Never Bet Against America

​​Convenient & Time Saving
Successful investing demands ongoing research and expert analysis.  Get unparalleled expertise and guidance by subscribing to the MGIS Letter today!


  • unparalleled experience 
  • distinctive Canadian 6-Paks
  • ​sound stock picks
  • ​action alerts



Contact Us       tel:   416 360-7538      email:   michael@grahamis.ca 

Michael Graham Investment Services Inc. is a Canadian-focused investment counsellor providing arm's-length commentary and investment advice to the widest array of investors - retail, institutional, Canadian, American, and international.

 Michael Graham (Ph.D., London: B. Comm., Cape Town), its president, is a veteran of close to six decades in the Canadian investment industry.  A career dating back to 1962 has seen him occupying senior research, strategy, and sales support positions at several leading Canadian investment firms.  In 1998, he co-launched Michael Graham Inc. which duly transitioned into Heathbridge Capital Management Inc. that has grown into a prestigious Canadian wealth manager.  In 2007, he formed his own late-career investment counselling firm, Michael Graham Investment Services Inc to provide assorted overview advice and counselling on a fee for service basis.

Dr. Graham was also a pioneer in Canadian investment research dating back to its roots in the early-1960s.  As well he helped pioneer international investment research which has grown to become the worldwide CFA Institute of which he remains a loyal member.​

  • in-depth research
  • proven strategies
  • ​unbiased advice

The investor challenge created by the pandemic is addressed in:  "Hanging Breathless on America".  As the world now waits on Biden's America,  there should be a heightened Canadian equities emphasis.

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Assessments and new stock picks are researched and analysed by a highly-respected Bay Street veteran of 58 years with an exemplary record of judgement and trust.

  • 3-D Benchmarks


  • Regular Rebalancing

  • ​​Primary Focus

​                    Equity - Capital

Subscriber Benefits

  • Stock picks with winning record

  • Regular 6-Pak Re-balancing

  • Expert business & market analysis

  • Ongoing stock picks


His wide-ranging contacts provide Dr. Graham with access to business, corporate, and investment professionals across Canada, as well as globally.  In turn, this enhances the breadth and diversity of the MGIS Investment Letters, witnessed by its: 

  • Convenience and time-saving - in providing insightful access to the research and analysis that successful investing demands
  • Proven track record - witnessed by the distinctive MGIS Canadian Equity and Dividend 6-Paks and Proactive Lists
  • Investment strategy recommendations backed by a proven record 
  • Unbiased Advice - with arm's-length independence free of outside linkages
  • Trust - that essential investment ingredient,  backed by experienced, unwavering investment standards.