Hundreds of high profile economists and forecasters regularly predict the direction of stock markets. It is incredible how often they are wrong.
Canada is still one of the worst with respect to mutual fund fees,
The country’s financial advisors ate what they cooked. When they placed their clients into expensive funds, claiming that the results would justify the extra cost, they sold their own beliefs
A recently released study by the OSC has concluded that many investors receive very little advice for the fees that they pay to investment advisors
Many Canadian Mutual Funds have a "series" of exactly the same funds for sale through discount online brokers, and at fees (Management Expense Ratio or MER) about a full 1 per cent lower than what they charge when the same fund is bought through banks or commissioned brokers or advisers.
Three simple strategies can have an enormous impact on your investment returns. I call them FTD - Fees, Taxes and Diversification.