Ray Dalio, Co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest and most successful hedge funds in the world, has written an excellent treatise on what he sees happening to investments in the near future.
Despite claims that Managed Mutual Funds will outperform Index Funds in a down market (TSX -8.8% in 2018), the vast majority still managed to underperform the market in 2018.
In February 2018 Vanguard Canada launched all-in-one complete Balanced Portfolios that you can purchase by entering one ticker symbol.
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.
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?