Category Archive: Globe and Mail

Oct 29 2014

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How Do Trimark’s Mutual Funds Stack Up?

Some mutual funds perform like penguins in pigeon races. If you’re stuck with a frosty portfolio, it may not be your adviser’s fault. Nor is it necessarily the fault of those running your mutual funds. So whom can we blame? High hidden fees are the usual suspects. Image courtesy of pixabay.com Read the rest of …

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Oct 02 2014

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A look inside Canada’s hottest ETFs

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Quick question: Which are Canada’s hottest index funds? Considering the stampede into Vanguard Canada’s ETFs since their 2011 debut, many would give them the nod. In fewer than two years, their assets under management exceeded $1-billion. But there’s another fast horse in the ETF race, and it’s hot on Vanguard’s tail. First Asset launched its …

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Aug 20 2014

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How to deal with an uncertain market: Diversify, relax, rebalance, repeat

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The U.S. stock market has risen 47 per cent in less than two years. The international market is up more than 33 per cent and the Canadian index has risen about 25 per cent. If you’re adding money to the markets, you should be disappointed. I am. I prefer to see sinking markets. Image courtesy …

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Aug 09 2014

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Unusual index fund company avoids typical tactics

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Six years ago, Montreal-based financial adviser Sonny Wadera packed his bags for Texas. He wasn’t giving up on the investment business for a stake in a Lone Star oil operation. He was simply going back to school for a couple of days. His goal was to build better portfolios for clients Image courtesy of pixabay.com

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Jul 19 2014

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Retired Couple Lives Footloose And Fancy Free With Index Funds

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I spoke with an inspiring couple that retired nearly a quarter of a century ago….when they were just 38 years old. If you struck up a midweek conversation with Billy and Akaisha Kaderli, you might peg them as early retirees. And you would be right. The energetic 61-year-olds share the glow of a couple freed …

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May 14 2014

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Are Portfolios of Index Funds Risky?

Are Portfolios of Index Funds Risky? To find out, check out my latest article in the Globe and Mail: Click here

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Apr 30 2014

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Mutual Fund Company Claims to Beat The Market

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  Image courtesy of pixabay.com Perhaps in desperation, this Canadian mutual fund company advertised that its funds can beat the market.  When such claims are proven false, however, it can be rather embarrassing. Read the truth in my latest Globe and Mail column

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Apr 06 2014

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Manulife’s Funds Versus Index Funds

I’m continuing my Globe and Mail series, comparing Canada’s actively managed fund companies’ products versus inexpensive index funds.   Based on personal emails, I’m popular among regular people.   But Canada’s mutual fund companies see me as a mirage wrecker.   I’m happy to be making friends where I should … Read More  

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