Category 2009

blog04nov2009

Hot Off the Web– November 4, 2009 Personal Finance and Investments Consider yourself warned “Bond ETFs risky with rates so low”. The Financial Post’s Chevreau warns that you should keep your duration low or else be prepared for capital losses if rates rise quickly. Rob Carrick in his weekly Personal Finance Reader email mentions “Tacita […]

blog28oct2009

Hot Off the Web- October 28, 2009 Personal Finance and Investments The Financial Post’s Jonathan Chevreau reporting from the World Money Show indicates that “At World Money Show in Toronto, mutual funds are yesterday’s investment” . Unlike in past such shows, mutual fund companies were almost invisible. An investor poll presented suggested that “only 12% […]

21oct2009

Hot Off the Web- October 21, 2009 Personal Finance and Investments This week’s Barron’s has a series of ETF articles in an ETF Special Report, a “primer for newcomers and state-of-the-industry report for pros.” In “Growing to the sky” Michael Santoli reports that there is now $695B invested in 768 funds; the past decade’s 40% […]

blog16oct2009

Hot Off the Web- October 16, 2009 Personal Finance and Investments In the WSJ’s “Don’t let the market crash hit you at the finish line” Jason Zweig writes that “In the past, the longer the measurement period, the less the rate of return on stocks has varied. Any given year was a crapshoot. But over […]

blog09oct2009

Hot Off the Web- October 9, 2009 Personal Finance and Investments The great HST debate aside, the Globe and Mail’s Derek DeCloet in “A bit rich: The fundco case for HST exemption” points out that the emperor (Canada’s mutual fund industry) has no clothes. While the Canadian mutual fund industry wines about the extra 5% […]

blog02oct2009

Hot Off the Web- October 2, 2009 Personal Finance and Investments In the Financial Post’s “Strange bedfellows: Moore, Boogle” Jonathan Chevreau refers to Bogle’s new book “Enough”.  Chevreau writes that “Enough begins and ends with a short anecdote Kurt Vonnegut Jr. described in New Yorker magazine, about a chat with Catch-22 author Joseph Heller at […]

blog25sep2009

Hot Off the Web– September 25, 2009 Personal Finance and Investments Jason Zweig in the WSJ’s “Don’t trip in your search for higher bond yield” reminds readers not “to be driven to do desperate things” in search of yield. In search of better than the minuscule money market (or short term GIC) yields, people are […]