Management fees, part of the expense ratio of funds, have always been considered one of the primarily nuisances for investors when deciding between a fund and individual stocks. Don’t confuse management fees with commissions fees when buying into funds. They are two different animals. These days ETFs are free when buying through a discount broker […]
To no one’s surprise, Bank of Canada (BoC) raised the interest rate from 0.25% to 1.5%. This is par for the course since the Canadian economy has been expanding for some time. They also predict the economy will continue growing through 2020. The interest spike is also a way for the Bank to combat the […]
On June 28 the TSX/S&P composite index was down a disappointing 51 points. Meanwhile, the major US indexes began the day in the negative, but bounced back just before the close of day. For the most part this anxiety stems from tensions with trade talks among Western allies, China, and the US still uncertain to […]
When it comes to teaching your kids about quality financial decision making there are common mistakes many of us make. Here are several of them, and where you can be on the forefront of ensuring your kids won’t fall into the same traps.
Ever hear of the popular adage of “Sell in May and Go Away”? Is there truth to this saying or could this strategy to real damage to your investment portfolio?
Although 2018 has been a roller-coaster for stock markets globally, their allure has continued to be an addiction for Canadians. This has been particularly true when compared to other assets like cash, property, and bonds. While it is true that those other assets have a great appeal during the economic cycle, stocks have always held […]
The previous week had been a tumultuous one for the markets. Amazon’s shares dropped more than $100 as President Trump had declared war on the retail giant. Facebook is being investigated for privacy breaches in several countries. But that aside, market investors are most concerned with the enveloping trade-wars started by the American president. But […]
The surprising connection that natural disasters, car accidents, and terrorist attacks have with financial investment decision making. And how one can learn to combat them effectively.
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The 11-sided coin was not originally called the loonie but the name caught on quickly due to the iconic decorative design by Robert Carmichael showcasing a single loon on one side. It has been 30 years since its introduction by the Royal Canadian Mint and marked one of the most significant changes in Canadian currency […]