Regularly, the investment environment goes a little nuts and offers up some particularly interesting investing opportunities. That is the case with preferred shares today.
Vanguard Asset Allocation ETFs are so good that they deserve special mention. As of now, they have attracted over $800 million in investments. Not bad for a product that has been available for 9 months.
Someday in the foreseeable future, the “fit will hit the shan” and these valuations will come back down to earth. With Trumpski as President, who knows what might trigger a major correction or worse? Iran, China, outrageous deficits, higher interest rates ?
There are two broad approaches to investing: active and passive. Both aim to make money but how do they differ?
Three simple strategies can have an enormous impact on your investment returns. I call them FTD - Fees, Taxes and Diversification.
Most financial professionals in Canada are licensed as salespeople with no fiduciary duty to clients. Most bank "Advisors" (not the same as Financial Advisers believe it or not) are basically salespeople with little training who are rewarded for selling over priced bank mutual funds.
The good news is that there is one remarkably good deal for income investors – the Canadian dividend tax credit