Category: Canadians

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Vanguard Canada Delivers Couch Potato ETFs

If you’re a Canadian, and you want a single ETF that operates like Vanguard USA’s Target Retirement Funds, Vanguard Canada has finally delivered. These cost 0.22% per year.1 They provide a full couch potato portfolio in one fund, with Canadian...

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How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down: Part 6 of 7

Can This Really Be Happening in Canada? Many ScotiaBank clients walk into their banks every day, looking for investment options.  The bank’s friendly staff sell ScotiaBank’s brand of actively managed mutual funds.  The advisors doing so are like salespeople flogging...

How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down:  Part 4 of 7 7

How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down: Part 4 of 7

We’re going to poke a bit of fun at Royal Bank of Canada.  There’s a great 1709 quote by Alexander Pope, from his Essay on Criticism, which goes as follows: A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste...

How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down:  Part 3 of 7 7

How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down: Part 3 of 7

If you’ve read the first two articles of this series, you might be starting to get upset with the financial advisors at your local bank.  But it’s important that you go easy on them.  Most of the bank’s reps are...

How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down:  Part 2 of 7 8

How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down: Part 2 of 7

Most Canadian investors don’t realize that their banks walk all over them—hanging heavily weighted costs on their investment products which can hamper would-be flourishing nest eggs. We’ve learned the importance of fighting for great mortgage rates, understanding that our banks...

How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down:  Part 1 of 7 20

How Canada’s Banks Let Canadian Investors Down: Part 1 of 7

You might feel a touch of anger after reading this series of articles. I’m about to show you how much money the average Canadian is paying the big five banks, when trusting the banks to invest their hard-earned investment dollars. ...