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CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo; Alcoa's Q3 Results Imminient; New York; October 11, 2011.

"Responding to Alcoa's CEO and discussing whether Alcoa can continue o boost earnings in today's environment with John Stephenson, First Asset Investment Management."

Lehman Bros. II coming soon, says Canada fund Manager; Howard R. Gold; Globe and Mail; September 15, 2011.

"Three years ago, the House of Lehman collapsed like a house of cards. And if you thought the original was scary, just wait until Lehman II comes to a theater near you—in IMAX 3D with digital surround sound.

That's the view of a sober-minded Canadian strategist and money manager, John Stephenson, senior vice-president of First Asset Management in Toronto. He predicts a new, Lehman-like financial crisis in the next six to 12 months, only this time involving the debt of governments and European banks."

CNBC's Fast Money; Fed Behind Commodity Rally?; New York; May 19, 2011.

"Do you think QE2 ending will spell the end or put downward pressure on commoditiy prices what are you seeing? I think in the short run it will put downward pressure on commodities."

The Globe and Mail; Commodities in Portfolios with John Stephenson and Rob Carrick; Toronto; May 16, 2011.

The Globe and Mail; Hot Commodities with John Stephenson and Rob Carrick; Toronto; May 16, 2011.

CNBC's Fast Money; Is the Top in for Silver?; New York; May 3, 2011.

CNBC's Fast Money; Stick with Silver? New York; April 4, 2011.

"Considering the shiny metal is 25% higher year to date and well over 100% higher over the past 52-weeks are gains just about over? Or is this just the beginning? "I think we're going to see $45 by the end of the summer and possibly $60 by the end of the year," says John Stephenson, First Asset Investment Management on CNBC's Fast Money."

Silver is Way Undervalued Compared with Gold; John Melloy; CNBC.com; March 28, 2011.

"Silver is about 16 times as plentiful in the earth's crust as gold, according to John Stephenson, author of "The Little Book of Commodity Investing."

Bloomberg Television's Taking Stock with Pimm Fox; Stephenson Says Commodities 'Best Investment' for Decade; March 23, 2011.

"John Stephenson, a fund manager at First Asset Investment Management Inc., talks abouut the outlook for commodity prices, investment strategy and some of his commodity picks. Stephenson, author of "The Little Book of Commodity Investing," speaks with Pimm Fax on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock."

Brendan Wood International Announces TopGun Investment Minds in the World of Oil and Gas; Palm Beach, Florida; March 9, 2011.

"John Stephenson named TopGun Canadian Oil & Gas Investment mind by performance and career advisory firm Brendan Wood International for 2010."

CNBC's Fast Money-Halftime Report; $200 Oil Next? New York; March 7, 2011.

"Discussing whether crude oil could hit $200 a barrel amid rising Libyan turmoil and a "Day of Rage" scheduled for Thursday in Saudi Arabia, with John Stephenson, First Asset Management."

CNBC's Fast Money-Halftime Report; Food Prices Moved Too Far, Too Fast?; New York; February 2, 2011.

"John Stephenson, author of The Little Book of Commodity Investing, doesn't expect food prices to eas. either. I expect grains to trade higher, he says in a live interview. "especially corn and soybeans."

Gold, gas and grains: Smartest Investment for the Coming Decade?; Singapore Management University; Knowledge Portal; January 31, 2011.

"The Little Book of Commodity Investing may be small in siz, but it is big on ideas for commodity investments. It covers the gamut of tradable commodities, such as energy and metals, and explains how an investor can participate through various instruments."

CNBC's Fast Money; Commodities Trade on Turmoil in Egypt; New York; January 28, 2011.

"How to play commodities on turmoil in Egypt, with John Stephenson, First Asset Investment Management."

How to Profit From Soaring Food Demand; AOL Daily Finance; Charles Wallace; January 7, 2011.

"John Stephenson, an asset-management expert who has written a new guide calledThe Little Book of Commodity Investing, expects agricultural companies to grow in value becuase "the world has more people in it, and people are changing their diets as they become more affluent and now eat more protein. "That means high demand for meat and for animal feed such as corn."

Commodities: A Volatile Uptrend; Personal Money; Tho Li Ming; Malaysia; January. 2011.

"John Stephenson, author of The Little Book of Commodity Investing, predicts that commodities will head higher this year, as this asset class is in the midst of a long bull-market cycle. "Commodities go through long bull-market cycles, with the average length of the former being 18 to 20 years. Years of under-investment in commodity production have set the stage for the bull market we are in now. The best thing about commodities for investors is that this asset class can soar while stocks and bonds go nowhere," says Stephenson."

Commodity Producers Come Up Tops; Personal Money; Malaysia; January. 2011.

"In The Little Book of Commodity Investing, John Stephenson explains why commodities matter and how to profit in the sector's bull market."

Another Food Crisis on the Cards?; Personal Money; Tho Li Ming; Malaysia; January. 2011.

"John Stephenson, author of The Little Book of Commodity Investing, agrees that food inflation will be a big issue this year. "Changing diets, an increasing world population and the lowest level of global grain stocks in the last 15 years will conspire to lift wheat, corn, and soybean prices. Of those three, corn will move the furthest," says Stephenson, in an email interview."

Business News Network (BNN); Stephenson Sees Crude Oil Prices Hitting $150 by the End of 2011; Toronto; December 29, 2010.

"John Stephenson, Senior VP and Portfolio Manager, First Asset Investment Management, gives BNN his prediction for crude oil in 2011 and looks at whcih oil stocks are buys."

CNBC's Fast Money; Stephenson's Top Commodity Stocks for 2011; New York; December 27, 2010.

"The top three plays for your portfolio next year, with John Stephenson, First Asset Investment Management."

The Little Book of Commodity Investing; The Start; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; December 18, 2010.

"He explains why commodities matter and how to profit from them. He looks at oil investments, natural gas, gold, and agricultural produce."

Bloomberg Television; Taking Stock with Pimm Fox; Copper Declines as Some Investors Sell to Lock in Gains After Record Rally; New York; December 13, 2010.

"It's probably going to be $5 a pound in a year's time," John Stephenson, a fund manager at First Asset Investment Management Inc., said in a Bloomberg Television interview. "It continues to be the most important industrial base metal and it will continue to be in demand, and there's really no supply coming on till 2012, 2013 in an appreciable way. So I think it will be very tight in 2011, I think prices will continue to go higher."

CNBC's Fast Money; Top Strategist: Silver Surging to At Least $50; New York; December 9, 2010.

"Should you buy silver on a pullback? According to strategist John Stephenson there's no time like the present. He thinks silver is on the brink of a surge. In fact, he's calling for silver to hit new record highs - - $50/ounce. The Fast Money traders were so intrigued by this very bold call they wanted to hear more." In a live interview, Stephenson, the author of "The Little Book of Commodity Investing" tells teh desk that his $50 prediction may be conservative. That's right, conservative."

CNBC's Fast Money; Oil Single Best Commodity; November 29, 2010.

"According to John Stephenson, author of "The Little Book of Commodity Investing" it does have legs—long legs. He says oil isn't going higher—it's going much higher. He expects it to test $147 within the next two years. "The whole Street has completely missed the oil trade," he says. This is the single best commodity to be in."

Safety no Longer Cheap; National Post; Jonathan Ratner; November 26, 2010.

"This has created an environment where investors must pay a premium for yield as they wait for the economy to get going, says John Stephenson, portfolio manager at First Asset Investment Management and author of The Little Book of Commodity Investing."

Why this Man Thinks Commodity are Gold; The Globe and Mail; John Heinzel; November 24, 2010.

"John Stephenson, author of The Little Book of Commodity Investing, say's he's convinced the bull market has room to run."

Radio Television Hong Kong; The Littel Book of Commodity Investing; November 19, 2010.

"The senior vice president of First Asset Investment Management, John Stephenson, has written a new booked titled: The Little Book of Commodity Investing. Bryan Curtis asked Mr. Stephenson how much of the rise we have seen in commodities is rela, and how much is speculation."

CNBC's Cash Flow; Four Ways to Invest in Commodities; Singapore; November 15, 2010.

"John Stephenson a senior VP and portfolio manager at First Asset Investment Management, outlines the four main ways investors can get into commodities. He tells CNBC's Oriel Morrison the best strategy is investing in commodity producers and ETFs."

The Economist; Commodity Speculators: Dr. Evil, or Drivel?; November 11, 2010.

"Investors still make up only a small part of the commodities market. The global oil market alone is worth some $1.8 trillion annually, compared with the $320 billion invested by institutions in all commodities. John Stephenson of First Asset Investment Management, a Canadian fund manager, rekons the idea that speculators swam,p every other price signal is odd."

The Index Investing Show; Ron DeLegge; November 7, 2010.

"Aired 11/7/2010 John Stephenson is a senior vice president and portfolio manager with First Asset Investment Management Inc., where he is responsible for a wide range of Canadian equity mandates with a particular focus on energy and resource investing."

Hong Kong Economic Times; The Little Book of Commodity Investing; November 6, 2010.

"I really enjoyed reading John's new book. He explained clearly the different major commodities, from both a historical and analytical point of view."

China Daily; Spotlight on Commodities; The Little Book of Commodiy Investing; October 25, 2010.

"The world has changed and so too has investing. The market is shell-shocked and yesterday's momemtun stocks are today's slow-motion stocks."

World MoneyShow-Toronto; Resource Directory; Hot Commodities; October 20-22, 2010.

"After the greatest financial collapse in more than a generation and a decade of decline for the S&P 500 stock index, commodities stand alone as the only go-to sector of the market."

World MoneyShow; Keynote Address; Hot Commodities; John Stephenson; October 20, 2010.

"Your next, best investment opportunity isn't in stocks, bonds or real estate...it's in commodities, the real things that you use every day..."

Chevreau, Jonathan; Author Unsure of "Black Box" Approach; National Post; October 13, 2010.

"My review of Stephenson's book—Time Commodities Got Some Respect—contains several other suggestions for using ETFs or commocity stocks to build a diversified portfolio."

Bloomberg Television; Taking Stock with Pimm Fox; John Stephenson Says Alcoa Stock "Poised" to Rise," October 7, 2010

"John Stephenson, portfolio manager at First Asset Investment Management and author of "The Little Book of Commodity Investing," talks about Alcoa Inc. earnings."

CNBC's Fast Money; Wealthy Buying Gold En Masse; October 5, 2010

"Stephenson says gold will go higher"

Stevenson, David; Adventurous Investor: Wise Words to Dispel Uncertainty; The Financial Times; October 2-3, 2010.

"More adventurous types might prefer John Stephenson's own contribution to the Little Book ouevre: his Little Book of Commodity Investing is by far and away the best primer to the resources sector to date...As a US-based portfolio manager, Stephenson approaches the task of working through the realities of commodity futures markets with fantastic simplicity and elegance and gives the best explanation of "contango"and "backwardation" that I've read—both of which are hugely important for private investors."

Lam, Eric; Get Off Your Stash: Where to Put Your Cash; National Post; October 2, 2010.

"Investors may be in love with smartphones, tablet computers and other shiny gadgets at the moment, but for John Stephenson, the real growth opportunity is in commodities: The industries producing, mining and making the basic building blocks that make our economies go."

Chevreau, Jonathan; Still Hot on Commodities; National Post; September 30, 2010.

"As major asset classes go, commodities don't get much respect. But the established "big four" of stocks, —bonds, cash and real estate— all have their problems of late."

Stephenson, John; Book Excerpt ; Vehicles for Investing: Commodities or Commodity Companies?; The American Association of Individual Investors; September, 2010.

"The global economic order is rapidly changing—creating tremendous opportunities for commodity investors."

Cui, Carolyn; Pleven, Liam; Brindal, Ray; As Gold Climbs, So Do the Deals;The Wall Street Journal; September 4, 2010.

"Gold prices are edging up toward a high, triggering multibillion-dollar deals by miners doubling down on the staying power of bullion's nearly decadelong rally ."

Business Talk Radio.Net; The Gabriel Wisdom Show; September 1, 2010.

"John Stephenson, one of our favorite guests talks about The Little Book of Commodity Investing."

680 News Radio; Why Every Portfolio Needs Commodities; Business Feature with Host Irene Preklet; August 28, 2010.

"Commodities are the basic raw materials of everyday life. They often outperform when stocks and bonds are going nowhere."

Stephenson, John; Book Excerpt ; Why You Need Commodities in Your Portfolio; Globe and Mail; August 27, 2010.

"Your next, best investment opportunity isn't in stocks, bonds or real estate—it's in commodities, the basic raw materials of everyday life. Smart investors know that after a decade of decline, stocks aren't where the big money will be made. The winning bets of the future will be where global growth is going, rather than where it's been."

Voice of America-Business; Hear My Interview with Host Jordan Goodman; August 16, 2010.

"Commmodities are hot and only getting hotter."

Associated Press; Finance Bookshelf; August 13, 2010

"In the world of investing, a discussion of commodities can be about as dry as it gets. Though they're items that we're familiar with—like oil, wheat, and gold—learning about futures contracts can be off-putting to an average investor. But in this vbolume of "The Little Book Big Profits" series, Stephenson, a portfolio manager with First Asset Investment Management, makes this discussion both informative and accessible. With gold and other commodity prices surging this year, this book can be a useful starting point for investor eager to learn more.

Satblum, Anna; Munshi, Millie; Copper Gains on Bet Fed Will Take Steps to Bolster U.S. Economy; Bloomberg News; August 9, 2010.

"Copper prices rose for the first time in three sessions on speculation that the Federal Reserve will extend efforts to shore up the U.S. economy."

Clark, Mike; Why You should Care about Commodities; National Post; August 7, 2010.

"The Little Book of Commodity Investing by John Stephenson, a senior vice-president and portfolio manager with First Asset Investment Management Inc., is a no-nonsense guide to what Mr. Stephenson calls the single best asset class for the next decade: commodities. The following excerpt explains why."

CNBC's Fast Money ; Why China PMI Won't Disappoint and Why You Should be Bullish on Commodities; July 30, 2010.

"Commodities clearly are the risk trade and if you do see China weak, you'll have to run. PMI aside, Stephenson is bullish on commodities long-term."

MacDonald, Larry; On Commodiries as an Asset Class; Seeking Alpha; July 22, 2010.

"A new book by John Stephenson is focusing attention once again on commodities as an asset class with long-run returns equivalent to stocks, lower volatility and no correlation to stocks."

 

Engineering Investment Advice; University of Waterloo Engineering Alumni Magazine, September, 2010.

"Ten years ago, when Canadian investors socked away money in their RRSPs, many looked beyond Canada's borders for good investment deals that would pay a better rate of return. What a difference a decade makes, says John Stephenson (BASc '86 Mech), senior vice president and portfolio manager with First Asset Investment Management Inc., and author of Shell Shocked: How Canadians Can Invest After The Collapse (Wiley, 2010)."

Roseman, Ellen; Excellent Quarter Foretold for Income Investors; Toronto Star, April 8, 2010.

"Portfolio manager John Stephenson thinks Canadian stocks provide a gateway to global growth."

In Depth, Online; Globe Investor; The Globe and Mail; February 9, 2010.

"Yesterday, portfolio manager John Stephenson, whose recent book is Shell Shocked: How Canadians Can Invest After the Collapse, answered your questions about how to invest now that the financial crisis has blown over. Here's an excerpt - you can read the entire exchange at tgam.ca/Hvq."

Stephenson, John; Shell Shocked Book Excerpt: Canada is Rising; Globe Investor Beta; The Globe and Mail; February 5, 2010.

"Canada gets no respect! For as long as I can remember, we've thought of our home and native land as a sleepy branch plant economy. Anyone with any ambition had to head south of the border to make a fortune.

Canada was just too small, too conservative and too unproductive an economy to play with the big boys. Yes, the United States was it and we, as Canadians, had to just thank our lucky stars that we happened to live right beside such a big, successful and generous neighbour."

Ennis, Dale; Shell Shocked - How Canadians Can Invest After the Collapse; Canadian MoneySaver; January, 2010.

"This book ranks in the top three investment titles that I have read by a Canadian for Canadians."

Chevreau, Jonathan; America the Fallen; National Post; January 9, 2010.

"When he started his investment career, John Stephenson's attitude on Canada was similar to many of his generation: The United States was where the action was; Canada was a sleepy branch-plant economy for those without ambition."

Roseman, Ellen; Canada the Supply Chain for Asian Growth; Toronto Star; January 6, 2010.

"It has been a lost decade for stocks, from the tech bubble's implosion in early 2000 to the credit crunch and recession of the late 2000s.

Investing in U.S. stocks was worse than keeping your money under the mattress, as the S&P 500 index lost an average of 2.5 per cent a year."

Gerlsbeck, Rob; Breaking Views; Repair Manuals: Did the Market Crash Wreck Your Finances? These Books Want to Help You Fix the Damage; MoneySense; December/January 2010.

"You've heard the saying "the world needs more Canada." Veteran Bay Streeter Stephenson goes a step further. In the global recovery the world will pay big money for Canada-for our oil, gold, water, even our infrastructure expertise. Investing in these homegrown sectors will help you rebuild your wealth."

McCrank, John; Wealth Manager-Playing Global Growth by Buying Canada; Reuters; October 15, 2009.

"Commodity prices are up and are likely to stay there, helped by an anemic U.S. dollar and strong demand for raw materials from emerging markets.

So how might a Canadian investor cash in on this trend? Try looking close to home."

Heinzl, John; After the Shell Shock, It's Time to Regroup; The Globe and Mail; October 12, 2009.

"As a portfolio manager with First Asset Investment Management, John Stephenson had a front-row seat during the financial crisis. In his new book, Shell Shocked: How Canadians Can Invest After the Collapse, he explores the roots of last year's meltdown and offers some advice on how to prosper now that the global economy is (hopefully) emerging from the Great Recession."

Heinzl, John; Five Fixes for Yield-Starved Investors; The Globe and Mail; October 7, 2009.

"Even as the clock ticks down to the new income trust tax in 2011, some investors like this sector for the rich yields available. John Stephenson, portfolio manager at First Asset Investment Management and author of Shell Shocked: How Canadians Can Invest After the Collapse, is especially fond of Keyera Facilities Income Fund and Inter Pipeline Fund."

Christianson, David; Where to Invest Your Money For the Next 5 Years; Winnipeg Free Press; October 2, 2010.

"For decades, many investment advisers have recommended clients diversify outside of Canada."

Press, Kevin; Today's Economy Blog- Shell Shocked; Sun Life Financial; September 30, 2009.

"John Stephenson, a senior vice-president and portfolio manager with First Asset Investment Management Inc. has published Shell Shocked: How Canadians Can Invest After the Collapse. It is an impressive book, filled with plain-spoken insight and advice. Stephenson has provided us a thorough, deeply research report on how the global economy got here and how Canadian investor can profit from what comes next."

Daw, James; Canada Called Place to Prosper As Crisis Unfolds; Toronto Star; September 19, 2009.

"The world was looking horribly bleak when John Stephenson turned over his manuscript for his new book Shell Shocked in late February."

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