Dan Solin’s blogs are originally posted on The Huffington Post website.

Dan Solin is The New York Times' best-selling author of the Smartest series of books. His next book, The Smartest Sales Book You'll Ever Read, will be published in March, 2014.

The views of the author are his alone and may not represent the views of PWL Capital. Any data, information and content on this blog is for information purposes only and should not be construed as an offer of advisory services. Dan Solin is not regulated by Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), nor a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF)

Things Great Advisors Say

By Dan Solin · July 18, 2017 - 0 comments

Do you want to know if your advisor is “great”? One way to tell is to evaluate what’s being said to you. Advisors have conflicts of interest. If your advisor is charging you a fee based on assets under management, advice that reduces those assets will reduce your advisory fee. Registered investment advisors are required to disclose these conflicts, but some conflicts aren’t disclosed, much less discussed.

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A Chink In Your Ponzi Armor

By Dan Solin · July 11, 2017 - 0 comments

This may be a post-Madoff world, but Ponzi schemes are still with us. Ponzi schemes are investment frauds involving the “payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors.” The perpetrators of these schemes typically don’t invest the funds entrusted to them. Instead, they use it to fund a lavish lifestyle.

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Canadian Banks Don’t Return Your Love

By Dan Solin · July 4, 2017 - 0 comments

You can’t spend meaningful time in Canada without hearing how much Canadians love their banks. There are five large banks in Canada that dominate the banking industry. Their activities pervade all aspects of the financial lives of Canadians, including investing.

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A Test For Your Broker

By Dan Solin · June 27, 2017 - 0 comments

Brokers are a friendly lot. They’re also supremely confident of their ability to manage your money. They’re rarely challenged, which is too bad. Many brokers tout their ability to “beat the market”, by market timing, stock picking or selecting the next “hot mutual fund manager.

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The Two Most Dangerous Words For Investors

By Dan Solin · June 13, 2017 - 0 comments

I won’t keep you in suspense. The two most dangerous words for investors are “legendary investor.” This description is bandied about by the media to describe an assortment of stock market “gurus”, billionaires and wannabes who’ve made a fortune by managing other people’s money.

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