How (And When) To Rebalance Your Portfolio

Setting up the initial asset allocation for your investment portfolio is fairly straightforward. The challenge is knowing how and when to rebalance your portfolio. Let’s say you’re an index investor like me and use one of the Canadian Couch Potato’s model portfolios –...

What’s Not To Love About ETFs?

The availability of exchange-traded funds is one of the best things to happen to investors in the last twenty years. What’s not to love about ETFs? Investors can get broad diversification on the cheap with just two or three funds. This simplicity is what tipped the...

Why Don’t You Have Bonds In Your Portfolio?

Confession time: I’ve never held bonds in my portfolio. I didn’t own bonds when my portfolio was filled with Canadian dividend stocks, and there’s no bonds in it today. Instead I’ve opted for a two-ETF all-equity portfolio. I don’t have...

Protecting Your Portfolio From Rising Interest Rates

The Bank of Canada has increased interest rates twice since July and many are anticipating one or more hikes before the end of the year. Investors need to consider how rising interest rates might affect their portfolio. Rising Interest Rates and Inflation The effect...

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