My Wish List For New Canadian Indexing Products

While Christmas has come and gone, I hope Canadians will have a few more indexing options in 2014.  

Here’s my wish list, published in the Globe and Mail:

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School and Millionaire Expat: How To Build Wealth Living Overseas. My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions.

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5 Responses

  1. Mojo says:

    HI Andrew,
    Thanks for writing this book, its means million already to people who are scared of words ‘finance planning’, mutual funds, TSX, Nasdaq etc etc. These words are like Dr explaining what kind of new flu with its generic medical name i got!
    I am yet to finish book (few more pages) but i have got an idea what i am getting from it. For beginning you really reflect life of any east Indian family migrated to Canada,, we save save and save except don’t know what to do with it!! Your book solves that mystery for me.
    I have done lot of reading in parallel to your book (from links and references, which was great). Read lot articles from couch potato, Rob carrick etc etc..
    Now I am ready to jump in,,,but not sure what extent. I am sorry I am putting up my Question here without your permission!
    – I have about 5k in TFSA (scotia balanced :)+ can open TFSA for wife (full 25k) — Can i use this accounts as my TD-e funds or like?
    OR shall i just open new account with investments in index or e-series (am based in Calgary)
    Another Q is I have RDSP account for 10yr son with BMO? Any suggestions? (got $20k there with contributions+Govt inject)

    At last I have $400k mortgage, i am holding $160k cash (didnt pay this as mort just to find out if i can make better use of cash investing). No other Debt. Biggest caution and worry is life of my autistic son,,, where do i put my money So my son will have care once i am not here !! Or how do i make 10% more than neighbour who don’t need to worry about kid (disability).
    my income is 100k, with 2 kids. wife cant work because of above reason. Sorry for my long story.

  2. Dave says:

    Magnus Boecker, CEO of the Singapore Stock Exchange… asked a surprising question, assuring me it wasn’t hypothetical: “If we could offer anything on the Singapore stock market, what kinds of products would you want?”

    Andrew, what was your response to his question?

  3. B Keddy says:

    I have bought 4 of the TE e-series funds after reading your articles and I am delighted. Bought Cnd, Cdn. Bond, Us and International index funds. Delighted with the overall returns. Thank you. Now what would you think of investing in the Japan and Europe index funds also under TD or just keep adding to the ones I have.

    Thank you for your book and the help in my investing


  4. Mark Holmes says:

    I’d like to see Vanguard’s Life Strategies and/or Target Retirement Funds in Canada (or something similar from other companies). The more I have to fiddle with an investment, the more I probably will, so therefore I would like to buy one passive portfolio, where all I have to do is given Vanguard every month.

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