Striking A Balance Between Risk And Reward

I read this story about a couple planning their wedding – let’s call them Carl and Vanessa. Vanessa wanted the ceremony to be held in a park next to a lake, but it would be several kilometres from town. The problem, practical Carl said, was there were no...
Are ETFs Becoming Too Complex?

Are ETFs Becoming Too Complex?

Exchange traded funds have surged in popularity as more investors realize the benefits of lower investment costs and broad diversification. They started out as a way for investors to tap into the returns of major stock markets using a nice convenient low-cost package...
The Misguided Beliefs of Financial Advisors

The Misguided Beliefs of Financial Advisors

Critics of the investment industry, me included, often point to conflicts of interest that lead to higher costs and poorer outcomes for investors. Indeed, a 2015 study on mutual fund fees conducted by the Brondesbury Group determined that financial advisors who...
Engineering A Better Outcome For Investors

Engineering A Better Outcome For Investors

When I worked in the hospitality industry our hotel group placed a large emphasis on the profitability of its restaurants and catering departments. Considerable effort was made to drive overall food costs down while at the same time creating a sales culture that...
A Robo Investing Solution For Affluent Investors

A Robo Investing Solution For Affluent Investors

Robo-advisors have been around for several years now in Canada offering affordable online investing services with a light human touch. You might picture the typical client as a smart young millennial just beginning his or her investing journey. After all, that’s how...

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