It’s a tough job…somebody has to do it, just not necessarily you!

Protecting and growing your retirement nest-egg is one of your most important financial responsibilities.  Ensuring that your nest-egg is sufficient to fund your lifestyle in retirement often means putting at least part of it at risk in the stock market. Unfortunately too many people are swayed into believing that being a successful stock market investor means you have to […]

More big changes coming for Canadian investors – who will be the winners and losers?

Transparency, education and competition should drive better outcomes for investors.  Recent enhancements put in place by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have sought to better align the interests of investors and the investment industry that serves them.  Initiatives like the Customer Relationship Model are designed to increase transparency and to help investors make more informed decisions about […]

How do you like them Apples?

“In short, these ETFs live by the big stock sword but they also die by the big stock sword.” This quote from a Bloomberg article this morning “Apple Takes a $4 Billion Bite Out of ETFs as Smart-Beta Shines”, captures one of the obvious shortcomings of investing in simple exchange traded funds (ETFs) that weight their holdings […]