Are too many people investing in index funds?

By Ben Felix · November 3, 2017 - 0 comments

I almost feel sorry for them: Active managers warning us that we’re going to break the market if too many of us stop playing their beat-the-market games, and embrace common-sense, index-fund investing instead. To be honest, their warnings strike me as an act of desperation, like the cry of the horse & buggy industry when Henry Ford came along. 

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“How Safe Is My Money?” (Part 1)

By Nancy Graham · November 2, 2017 - 0 comments

If there’s one question that’s hard to ask your financial advisor, it’s this one: “Hey, advisor, are you taking good care of my money?” It’s one of the trickiest ones around, because what are the odds any advisor is going to tell you when they’re not? Even Bernie Madoff probably assured his clients they had nothing to fear.

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Cutting up a 3-ETF Portfolio Into a 5-ETF Portfolio in an RRSP Account

By Justin Bender · October 30, 2017 - 2 comments

In my last blog post, we worked out the approximate asset class weights for US, international and emerging markets stocks targeted by the iShare Core MSCI All Country World ex Canada Index ETF (XAW). Now that we’ve got our breath back and our allocations in order, let’s sharpen our scissors and start running through what it would take to slice up a 3-ETF portfolio holding a single global XAW fund into a 5-ETF portfolio holding the same positions in individual ETFs. 

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