Category: Globe and Mail

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...

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 worth publishing such data for Canada’s national paper.   You can read my article here

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. But when John Bogle created the first index fund in 1975, it was labelled Bogle’s...

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 the Globe and Mail: Read My Article

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 Article

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 Mail: Read My Article

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: Read My Globe and Mail Article

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 ever been sponsored by a major newspaper.   It might make you think that you,...