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Team Canada's Jonathan Toews celebrates his goal with Jeff Carter in the gold medal game against Team Sweden, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Team Canada's Jonathan Toews celebrates his goal with Jeff Carter in the gold medal game against Team Sweden, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

INSIDE THE MARKET

How to build a gold-medal investment portfolio

Enjoyed the Olympics? The women’s gold-medal hockey team provided the more heart-stopping fan experience, but it was the men’s determined, low-risk, disciplined performance that carries the best investment lessons.

The men’s team was built to win, nothing else. The coaching staff looked at the competition, the Olympic-sized rink and the potential players, then designed a defensive strategy that – while not the most exciting – had the highest probability of success.