Category Archive: Globe and Mail

May 01 2015

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Andrew Hallam’s Globe and Mail Articles Have Gone Pay Per View

I’ve been writing regularly for the Globe and Mail since 2012. I always pasted the first paragraph on my blog, then provided a Globe and Mail link so my readers could see the rest.  The Globe and Mail pay me to write these articles–so it wasn’t fair (or legal) to paste them onto my blog …

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Jan 20 2015

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Why Canada’s Mutual Fund Managers Could Simply Be Bummed

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Canada’s mutual fund managers could be depressed.  And why wouldn’t they be? The money they manage gets throttled by index funds.  Psychologically, how could this affect their day to day work?   Image courtesy of pixabay.com I explain it, in my latest Globe and Mail article.

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Jan 15 2015

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An Index-Beating Strategy For Fearless Dividend Investors

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 Twenty-five years ago, Michael O’Higgins began to write a book. The Miami-based money manager wanted to share something simple: an investment strategy that he had used since 1978. The strategy took just 15 minutes a year. But Mr. O’Higgins said it would beat the market. He completed the book in 1990. Titled Beating the Dow, it began to …

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Nov 26 2014

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Canadians: Three Good Investment Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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In 1973, three years before Vanguard created its first index fund, Burton Malkiel wrote the classic book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street. It ruffled plenty of Wall Street suits. The Princeton economics professor argued that actively managed mutual funds were a waste of money. He said most of them perform poorly compared to their index …

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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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