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.
An annuity is a combination of life insurance and investment. Basically, the insurance company which sells you the annuity is betting that you will die before they have to pay you back all of the money that you invested.
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.
the "Buffett Indicator". This is essentially the ratio of the total value of the US stock market to the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP). At the moment, the ratio of 151% is close to historic levels.
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.