Category: Globe and Mail

Are Portfolios of Index Funds Risky?

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

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...

The Surprising Truth About CIBC’s Best Mutual Funds

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,...

How Do Fidelity’s Mutual Funds Stack Up?

How Do Fidelity’s Mutual Funds Stack Up?

Financial companies get a bit testy when I compare their mutual funds with indexes (if my email inbox is any indication).   But it’s still worth publishing such data for...

Putting Canadian Mutual Funds To The Test

Putting Canadian Mutual Funds To The Test

Thomas Edison was dubbed a wizard when he created the electric light bulb. The Wright Brothers became American icons when they flew the first airplane. But when John Bogle created...

My Wish List For New Canadian Indexing Products

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: Read...

A 3 Step Plan For Turning Your Child Into a Saver

A 3 Step Plan For Turning Your Child Into a Saver

If you’re based in Canada and would like your kids to start investing, my recent article in the Globe and Mail might help: Read My Article