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Can you boost returns by rebalancing your portfolio more often? Turns out the opposite may be true [MoneySense]
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In episode 24 of the Canadian Couch Potato podcast, I’m joined by Preet Banerjee, the Renaissance man of personal finance. After a stint as an investment advisor, which ended in disillusionment, Preet went on to become a media personality, an author, public speaker, fintech entrepreneur and academic. In our interview we discuss his current research on the plight of the Canadian investor...

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Canadian Couch Potato by Canadian Couch Potato - 1M ago

In my most recent podcast, I addressed an excellent question from Philip, who asked, “Are there days when ETF investors should avoid trading?” Philip’s question has nothing to do with trying to time the market. He simply wants to know whether there might be days when you should not buy or sell ETFs close to the dates when distributions (dividends or interest payments) are made. And the answer to...

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Canadian Couch Potato by Canadian Couch Potato - 2M ago

It’s been a while since our last CCP podcast, but we’re back with an all-new episode. This time I’ve devoted the whole show to answering questions from listeners and readers.  Here are some issues we address on the podcast: What is the likelihood of an ETF closing down, and what would be the consequences for investors if this happens? I touched on this issue in a blog post a few years ago. It’s...

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Canadian Couch Potato by Canadian Couch Potato - 2M ago

It’s been a while since our last CCP podcast, but we’re back with an all-new episode. This time I’ve devoted the whole show to answering questions from listeners and readers.  Here are some issues we address on the podcast: What is the likelihood of an ETF closing down, and what would be the consequences for investors if this happens? I touched on this issue in a blog post a few years ago. It’s...

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Many investors worry they'll be losing out if they sell a mutual fund or ETF right before it pays a distribution [MoneySense]
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We all want to capture most of the market's upside while significantly limiting losses. Unfortunately, it’s fantasy. [MoneySense]
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An investor is frustrated because her portfolio is down in value. But is the advisor really to blame? [MoneySense]
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Canadian Couch Potato by Canadian Couch Potato - 2M ago

Simple is beautiful, but in investing it ultimately loses its appeal. Since the beginning of 2018, all three of Canada’s top ETF providers have launched families of asset allocation ETFs, which are “one-ticket solutions” that allow investors to build a globally diversified portfolio with a single trade. But while these products can be useful for novice investors, they just aren’t well suited for...

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One-fund ETF portfolios can be ideal for education savings [MoneySense]
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