How to sell your Mutual Funds and become a DIY investor. A number of attendees at my Investing For Retirees seminars are interested in replacing their high cost, low performing Mutual Funds, but don't have the information necessary to give them the confidence to do so. This article from MoneySense does a very good job... Continue Reading →
Frankly, the only reason for retirees to own Canadian stocks is the tax advantaged nature of the dividend tax cred
There’s a new and very important investment book in town. And this one is called Beat The Bank, The Canadian Guide to Simply Successful Investing from Larry Bates. Last week I discussed why Larry just had to write Beat The Bank in this post Cut The Crap Investing and Beat The Bank. In the headline... Continue Reading →
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.
A reader asks: I’m a doctor and a lot of my colleagues are getting into real estate. There’s a group that invests in local deals in our area and all I have to do is write a check (no property management, upkeep, dealing with tenants, etc.). 36 more words via Some Thoughts on Investing in Real... Continue Reading →
The good news is that there is one remarkably good deal for income investors – the Canadian dividend tax credit
The S&P 500 is up 155% since 2012, but that is unlikely to continue. We have been in an economic expansion since 2009. We are currently in month 116 of this expansion. (The longest economic expansion in modern history was 120 months). Similarly, the stock market, at least the US market, has been on a... Continue Reading →
PART 2: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) In addition to Dividend Growers as a means to inflation proof your investment income, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) ETFs offer another option. REITs are companies that invest in a wide variety of real estate, including shopping centres, office buildings, retirement residences, hotels, apartment buildings, and industrial/warehouse buildings.... Continue Reading →