This paper reviews the risk of a capital gains distribution specific to Vanguard ETFs, more specifically from the perspective of Canadian taxable investors. We conclude that Vanguard’s multiple-share-class structure is very unlikely to trigger large capital gains distributions.
ESG and SRI investments are becoming more prevalent in the investment universe. This document covers the three main strategies of ESG investing: passive, integration, and active. We review the implementation of each strategy, the consequences for portfolio returns, and we recommend some options for investing according to ESG.
One of the most common questions that I am asked is “should I invest in real estate?” Even more common than this question is the matter of fact statement that real estate is a great investment.
This report describes the competitive landscape for passively and actively managed funds over the last twelve years in Canada and the United States.
Asset allocation requires investors to determine the appropriate allocation of each asset class – Canadian equities, US equities, International equities, fixed income – in their portfolio.
We introduce the Deckards who are just starting their retirement. Like many retirees, they are concerned about how best to structure withdrawals from their investments to fund their retirement.
The key challenge for most retirees is to create a stable income for their lifetime from investment capital that fluctuates in value.
This paper offers analysis to compare the efficacy of an incorporated individual paying personal tax on salary and dividends in order to utilize their RRSP and TFSA as opposed to retaining earnings in their corporation for investment.
This paper explores Canada’s culture of home ownership, and offers financial analysis to support renting a place to live as a viable alternative for building long-term wealth.
Target Date Funds have become very popular with investors saving for retirement. The main feature of these funds is that investors are automatically switched from high risk to low risk assets as retirement approaches.