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March 9, 2018

By Tom Bradley

Hidden commissions – who knew?

If the provincial regulators needed more impetus for getting rid of embedded mutual fund commissions, known as trailers, they got it recently.

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March 7, 2018

By Scott Ronalds

Deadline Day, and how to avoid it

The best way to avoid the RRSP deadline drama? Set up a pre-authorized contribution plan.

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February 26, 2018

By Tom Bradley

The Great Bifurcation is coming to money management and that's bad news for closet indexers

One of the biggest transitions in the wealth management business in the years ahead will be the redistribution of the “mushy middle.” That is, funds that purport to be actively managed, but instead closely follow an index.

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February 23, 2018

By Tom Bradley

Our RRSP tips

At this time of year, we’re being fed a daily diet of investing features and advertorials, which makes it a good time for us to throw in our RRSP reminders.

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February 21, 2018

By Salman Ahmed

Every decision has a trade-off — Even shoe purchases

A look at one of the most important trade-offs in investing — higher potential long-term returns or lower volatility.

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February 15, 2018

By Tom Bradley

A once-in-a-year opportunity

As investment dealers start to send out their annual fee and performance reports, it can be a great opportunity to have a more informative discussion with your provider.

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February 12, 2018

By Tom Bradley

Everyone is scared and prices are down - and for long-term investors, it's a beautiful thing

Nine things you need to know about bearish markets, to help ensure they work in your favour.

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February 6, 2018

By Scott Ronalds

Volatility is back

Volatility is back and the last few days have been turbulent. But it's important to put the recent stock market declines in perspective.

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February 5, 2018

By Scott Ronalds

PAC's: The fiber of investing

Pre-authorized contribution plans are a great way to eliminate the temptation of trying to time the market, smooth out your returns, and keep your investing regular.

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January 30, 2018

By Salman Ahmed

Global Equity Fund Update

A review of some of the topics that our Global Equity Fund manager (Edinburgh Partners' Sandy Nairn) covered during recent presentations in Vancouver and Toronto.

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January 29, 2018

By Tom Bradley

'Technique is everything': What a spin class can teach you about investing

Spinning and investing have more in common than you might think.

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January 26, 2018

By Tom Bradley

Good for who - Me or you?

Why we love the Questrade ads about the high cost of investing with full-service advisors.

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