Ottawa Investment Advisor John Bruce


I was born and raised in Montreal and moved to London, Ontario in the late 70’s to attend University of Western Ontario. When I finished in 1981, there was a shortage of opportunities for Political Science/History grads, and my prospects were few. Like so many at that time, I hitched a ride out west to seek my fortune and soon found myself working for a cattle rancher that taught me how to use the commodity markets to hedge feed costs and lock in selling prices for his cattle on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with the use of Futures Commodity Contracts. This was my first exposure to the use of technical analysis in trading, and is the primary influence in my approach to investing today coupled with quality fundamental research.

After several years, I returned to South Western Ontario, and started a small Insurance Brokerage selling accident, sickness and life insurance to farmers. My business prospered quickly and I sold my company to a competitor and moved to Toronto, where I then got into Executive Recruitment. I grew my company “John Bruce Management Consulting” into a recognized procurer of top talent in the Pharmaceutical, Clinical Diagnostics and Medical/Surgical Devices industries.

Throughout the 80’s and 90’s I continued to sharpen my trading skills and focused on the commodity markets and continued trading on my own account until 1997, when I was offered an opportunity to start as a Futures Commodity Broker with a U.S. company that was opening doors in Toronto. After sharpening my teeth in the commodity arena, I joined CIBC World markets (Wood Gundy) and expanded my investing to include Equities and Options. In 2002, I joined Mackie Research Capital, and then moved to Ottawa in November 2007 to open a Sub Branch and develop business in the Nation’s Capital.

My client base is as diverse and unique as my personal history, including all level of law enforcement, salespeople, entrepreneurs, trades people, teachers, medical professionals and scientists. I also manage trust accounts, students and retirees’ funds, and my focus lies with showing individuals, couples and families how to manage debt and create wealth, by giving them back control of their finance and helping them plan for their future.

I service clients in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec (I speak French).

John S. Bruce
Ottawa Investment Advisor
Also licensed in ON, BC, AB, QC
Direct Line- 613-491-3344
Fax- 613-491-2292
Toll Free- 866-860-4190

Assistant – Brian Donegan
Direct Line- 416-860-7787
Fax- 416-860-7671
Toll Free- 1-844-860-7787

Mackie Research Capital
5355 McLean Crescent
Manotick, ON
K4M 1E3


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