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Mathieu Martin |

The Degree Of Operating Leverage

A concept you might find very helpful the next time you analyze companies!

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Educational

Brandon Chow |

Why Coronavirus Should Make Microcap Investors Pickier than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly had an impact on your portfolio. Find out how Brandon Chow is approaching microcap investing during these unprecedented times!

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General

Mathieu Martin |

Interview with Michel Bédard (”midard”)

Learn about the background and investment strategy of Michel Bédard, an active member of the Espace MicroCaps community!

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General

Mathieu Martin |

My Long-Term Vision For Espace MicroCaps

Espace MicroCaps can play an important role in the stock market ecosystem. Learn more about the blog’s mission, which has been fine-tuned to focus on three main objectives for the coming years!

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Mathieu Martin |

Espace MicroCaps 5to7 Cocktail – Top Picks for 2020

Espace MicroCaps is glad to invite you to its first cocktail event of the year, which will take place at Bier Markt Montreal on January 30th, 2020, at 5pm.

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About

Espace Microcaps

MISSION

Espace MicroCaps' mission is to make microcaps more widely known. Microcaps are essentially the smallest companies listed on the public stock markets. By definition, companies qualify as microcaps when they have a market capitalization of $300 million or less in Canada. It is an asset class with high long-term return potential and a place where small retail investors can stand out by doing their own research.

Microcaps also present significant risks. These companies are often young and develop new products and services with scarce financial resources. Growth capital can be difficult to come by, and the risks of failure are omnipresent. The sector also has a reputation as a breeding ground for ill-intentioned people and fraudsters.

However, an astute investor can find exceptional opportunities in microcaps. Did you know that CGI Group, Alimentation Couche-Tard, Walmart and Netflix, to name a few, made their debuts as microcaps? The sector allows you to find great companies early and to generate astonishing returns when you do. Will you find the next great success story before everyone else?

OUR GOALS

1. Publish educational articles on microcap investing.

2. Foster collaboration, mutual aid, and information sharing so that all members of our community improve their investment skills. In this regard, Espace MicroCaps provides an online forum in French and organizes networking cocktail events in Montreal.

3. Encourage local investment in Quebec and Canada to make a positive impact on our economy and on the companies in which we invest.

HISTORY

Espace MicroCaps was founded in March 2014 by Philippe Bergeron-Belanger and Aaron Lanni with the initial objective to share educational content on microcap investing and investment ideas. To pursue a career as a financial analyst for a wealth management firm, Aaron left the project in May 2015 and Philippe recruited his longtime friend and an important member of the nascent Espace MicroCaps community, Mathieu Martin, to help him realize his vision. Philippe also left the project in March 2020 to devote himself to entrepreneurial endeavors. It is now Mathieu who manages the blog, the community, and who pursues Espace MicroCaps' mission.

Since January 2018, Mathieu has also been a consultant/analyst for the Rivemont MicroCap Fund. Mathieu uses his expertise to find, analyze, and recommend to the fund his best investment ideas on the Canadian market. You can learn more about the fund at www.rivemont.ca/en/microcap

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