Category: Globe and Mail

How Do Fidelity’s Mutual Funds Stack Up? 16

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...

Putting Canadian Mutual Funds To The Test 13

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....

My Wish List For New Canadian Indexing Products 5

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...

A 3 Step Plan For Turning Your Child Into a Saver 2

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...

Like F1 Race Cars, High Dividend Yielding Indexes Have Evolved 0

Like F1 Race Cars, High Dividend Yielding Indexes Have Evolved

High dividend yielding indexes can be much better than trying to pick your own dividend paying stocks.   I discuss this for the Globe and...

Willpower Trumps IQ And Social Status In The Quest For Wealth 0

Willpower Trumps IQ And Social Status In The Quest For Wealth

Willpower is a greater indicator of financial success than IQ or social status.   And becoming “tougher” in one area can have benefits in others:...

Can You Really Beat The Market From Your Laptop? 3

Can You Really Beat The Market From Your Laptop?

My Globe and Mail Strategy Lab colleagues, Norm Rothery, John Heinlz and Chris Umiastowski are probably putting together the best stock picking run that has...

Why Millionaire Teacher Had $370,000 in Berkshire Hathaway Stock 2

Why Millionaire Teacher Had $370,000 in Berkshire Hathaway Stock

Why did I once hold $370,000 USD in Berkshire Hathaway stock?   I explain why, for The Globe and Mail here   

Vanguard Canada Adds Five New Funds To The Mix 5

Vanguard Canada Adds Five New Funds To The Mix

Vanguard Canada offers five new exchange traded funds to the Toronto Stock Exchange.   As I’ve said here in the Globe and Mail, they’re definitely...

The Permanent Portfolio That Defies Speculation 9

The Permanent Portfolio That Defies Speculation

Here’s an investment strategy that always looks foolish, regardless of market conditions. But ironically, it has always worked. I wrote this article for the Globe...

With U.S. Stocks On A Tear, Our Index Investor Finally Makes A Trade 15

With U.S. Stocks On A Tear, Our Index Investor Finally Makes A Trade

This might sound crazy, but I don’t want to see my indexes rise in value. My Vanguard U.S. stock market index has gained an irritating 22 per...

Index Funds…With Less of a Temper? 0

Index Funds…With Less of a Temper?

Is there a new type of index fund that’s actually less temperamental? I tackle this question for The Globe and Mail.  

Is There A Better Way For Index Investors? 27

Is There A Better Way For Index Investors?

Is there a better way for investors to index their portfolios? A bitter fight is breaking out over just that question. In one corner sits...

How To Respond When Your Advisor Tries to Dissuade You From Index Funds 19

How To Respond When Your Advisor Tries to Dissuade You From Index Funds

In my book, Millionaire Teacher, the seventh chapter was titled, Peek Inside A Pilferer’s Playbook. I explained the tactics used by financial advisors who try...

Investment Maestro, Michael O’Higgins, Continues to Impress 21

Investment Maestro, Michael O’Higgins, Continues to Impress

When I wrote my book, Millionaire Teacher, I wanted something timeless.  Many money books, after all, describe investment methods that look downright silly, just a...