John Christofilos

Senior Vice President & Head Trader

AGF Investments Inc.

John and his team are responsible for trading the $36 billion Assets Under Management across the AGF Retail, Institutional, High Net Worth and ETF portfolios. John has extensive experience over more than a 25-year career in the Canadian and International Capital Markets Industry. Prior to joining AGF, John was Managing Director at Canaccord Genuity focused on electronic and algorithmic trading solutions. Prior to that, John worked as Executive Vice-President at E*TRADE Financial based in Palo Alto, California.

Recent Articles from this contributor

Double top formation – what comes next?

After fully recovering from a sharp correction, investors are now left to determine what comes…

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The alphabet of Chinese equities

Here’s a breakdown of some of the key Chinese stock categorizations.

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Trading around tariffs

Traders and investors alike are bracing for more volatility in the coming months. John Christofilos…

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Noise and robots in the world of trading

High frequency traders and robots have had a growing influence on the industry in recent…

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3 reasons to pick up the phone and trade

Trading can be done with the click of a computer button these days but a quick call to a broker/dealer is still useful from time to time.

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The advantage of timing your trade (not the market)

Timing your next stock purchase to coincide with the most active periods of the trading day can be a worthwhile strategy.

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When only a block trade will do

When liquidity is lacking, a block trade can be the best way to ensure your bigger trades are executed at the price you’re willing to pay.

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Tariffs from a trader’s perspective

Another eventful week in Washington concluded with proposed tariffs being signed into law. While these…

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Why trading volumes are full of noise

Investors may be overestimating the true liquidity of their next trade. John explains why.

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Why a little discretion may benefit your next stock trade

Our head trader explains why he thinks investors end up chasing trades and how they may limit the potential damage.

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