The Bucket Plan, an excellent how to book by Jason L. Smith describes a simple and effective system to allay the fears of retiree investors, by ensuring that they will have enough cash for their needs, and avoiding the need to sell investments when markets tank.
In February 2018 Vanguard Canada launched all-in-one complete Balanced Portfolios that you can purchase by entering one ticker symbol.
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.
From the New York Times, are five key pieces of investing advice from John Bogle that any investor can implement.
Ignoring market headlines isn't putting your head in the sand; it's a key to a basic investing tenet.
Blackrock's I Shares have just launched the second group of All-In-One Balanced ETFs in Canada. Vanguard was first with its Asset Allocation ETFs launched last February.
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.