What is the MGIS Letter?

The MGIS Letter is an investment newsletter dedicated to providing expert guidance  to independent investors.    It does so by providing in-depth research on companies poised to grow (our Proactive List), careful re-balancing on two successful sample portfolios (our Canadian Equity and Dividend 6-Paks) and an expert overview of market conditions and individual stocks.  


The PROVEN path to building your wealth.

MGIS president Dr. Graham, is a fifty-plus year veteran  of the Canadian investment industry, the co-author of two investment books (Portfolio First Aid and Financial First Aid for Canadians), an investment industry speaker and  occasional guest on BNN and MoneyTalk.

Backed by 50-plus years of investment industry experience  Michael produces customized presentations, a wide array of investment-related  articles and two successful portfolios which he  routinely re-balances and presents along with his latest best picks.

​It is Dr. Grahams goal to help subscribers navigate the rocky - but worthwhile - waters of investing.


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Successful investing demands constant research and expert analysis.  Get unparalleled expertise and guide by subscribing to the MGIS Letter today!

Proven Track Record

MGIS 6-Pak portfolios, formally launched in 2006, have consistently delivered superior performance.  Both the Canadian Equity and Dividend 6-Paks are routinely re-balanced and flagged for you in our subscriber letters.



Subscribe to the MGIS Letter and get the proven strategies of a 50+ year Bay Street veteran.


Re-balancing and new stock picks are researched and analyzed by a 50-plus year Bay Street veteran whose exemplary record and judgement you can trust.

Unbiased Advice

MGIS is an independent investment counselling firm that does not represent any financial institutions or products and can therefore be relied on to make investment judgements and recommendations based solely on merit.


In a world of disruption, turbulent markets and ever-increasing investment complexity, independent investors can count on Michael's 50-plus years of investment industry experience to deliver solid advice based on proven and unwavering standards.


                         Michael Graham Investment Services

The MGIS Letter

Six plus newsletters annually include stock picks, re-balancing of the MGIS 6-Paks and in depth analysis of the Canadian investors position.

Industry Presentations

Customized presentations for investment professionals, their teams and/or their clients.

Institutional Investor Advisory

Guiding institutions and their representatives with investment choices and providing expert advice on a on-to-one basis.



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  • in-depth research
  • proven market strategy
  • ​unbiased advice
  • unparalleled experience & expertise
  • sample portfolios
  • ​solid stock picks


Subscriber Benefits

  • Stock picks with winning record

  • Regular 6-Pak Re-balancing

  • Expert business & market analysis

  • Ongoing stock picks


  • MGIS 6-Pak stock picks established in 2004 have consistently delivered superior performance (see the chart on the right).  Both the equity and dividend 6-

  • Paks are routinely re-balanced for you in our subscriber letters.

  • MGIS is a Canadian-focused independent counseling firm making unbiased recommendations based on Michael Graham's over 50 years of experience and proven investment judgement. 

  • re-balancing and new stock picks are researched and analyzed by a 50 plus year Bay Street veteran whose judgement you can trust.

  • investment demands constant research and expert analysis.  If you want to do it yourself but don't have the time or the expertise,let MGIS do it for you.



​​​​​Portfolio First Aid - 2005 (co-authored with Bryan Snelson)
Market fluctuations are a fact of life for all investors.  The challenge is to ensure our portfolios have the physical vitality to withstand the constant strain placed upon them by ever-changing markets.  Portfolio First Aid writes the prescriptions needed to heal all manner of investment injuries.  Suitable for all investors from the novice to the veteran, Portfolio First Aid provides a dose of clear, easy-to-follow preventive medicine to keep portfolios healthy and vibrant.

"We all make investment mistakes. Portfolio First Aid is packed with advice on how to avoid them - and with profit.  Eminently readable and practical, it is a prime and welcome addition tot he thoughtful investor's library."    John Crow, Former Governor, Bank of Canada


"The authors of Portfolio First Aid have taken the principles of investing, which are often presented in overly complex terms, and made them simple and actionable.  Moreover, they have done so 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." David F. Denison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Financial First Aid for Canadian Investors - 2009
The financial meltdown has taken a severe toll on the finances of Canadians, and on their confidence in financial and investment advisors.  Canadians need help to learn how to diagnose what was the greatest threat to their long-term financial well-being and to follow a course of treatment to recovery.

Financial First Aid for Canadian Investors is for all the battered and bloodied investors whose portfolios are in tatters and who lack direction about what to do next.  By examining the lessons to be learned from mistakes made in both good and bad markets, the authors address the common and recurring investment blunders they have witnessed over many years, and offer a clear prescription for how to repair wounded portfolios.

"I'd categorize Portfolio First Aid as a serious investment primer that has the laudable, if ambitious, goal of raising the sophistication level of the general public." Jonathan Chevreau, Financial Post


Portfolio First Aid has the right pedigree as an advice tome on healthy investing.  Covers the bases of portfolio balance, building wealth, investing for income and managing risk."  The Edmonton Journal