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POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau
If mutual funds were the leading investment craze of the late 20th century, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are the investment of choice for average investors in the early 21st century. The appeal of ETFs, driven by surging sales around the world and especially in North America, is easy to understand. MORE
POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney
If you invest in mutual funds, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are making it easier for you to get key information to make an informed decision before you buy a fund. Fund Facts is a short (up to 4 pages), plainly written document that includes information about cost, performance and risk of a fund. MORE
POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread
Financial literacy: it’s a term we hear a lot these days. There’s a big push to have it taught in schools, and significant time and effort are going toward helping Canadians handle their money better. MORE
POSTED BY Rob Carrick
Trick question: How are your investments doing? If you’re like most investors, your first reaction to that question will be to check if you’re making money. That’s understandable, but it’s not the best way to go about the crucial task of assessing whether you’re getting the returns you should be. MORE
POSTED BY Alison Griffiths
As a senior, my father took the investing path less travelled. He eagerly flung his RRSP and then his RRIF money into one trendy idea after another. Sometimes what he chose was safe, like real estate, and other times it was a high-wire act all the way. In short, Dad never met an investing rule he didn’t break. MORE