Category: Globe and Mail

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A look inside Canada’s hottest ETFs

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...

Are Portfolios of Index Funds Risky? 3

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

Manulife’s Funds Versus Index Funds 1

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....

The Surprising Truth About CIBC’s Best Mutual Funds 0

The Surprising Truth About CIBC’s Best Mutual Funds

It’s easy to imagine CIBC’s financial advisors recommending their firm’s actively managed funds.  They charge higher fees than their indexed, passively managed products.  Higher fund costs are better for banks, but not for investors.  That said, CIBC’s standard indexes are...