It’s been another quiet week on the blogs, but there were a few interesting articles:
1. Larry MacDonald gathered the 2008 returns of the major stock markets in the world. I’ll spoil the ending: Mexico won with a return of -21.6%. As Larry says, mattresses outperformed in 2008.
2. Canadian Capitalist is happier with QuickTax this year. You can now file up to 8 returns, and the advertising is clearer about what you get with the “enhanced” versions.
3. Scott Adams of Dilbert fame explains that the life of a billionaire isn’t always what you think it might be.
4. Preet speculates about the possible motives of investment managers who give free advice on television.
5. Big Cajun Man recounts his experience setting up a TFSA. He’s trying to work around some fees that caught him off guard.
6. Most stock pickers only talk about their success stories, but FrugalTrader admits to some unlucky timing in his latest Smith Manoeuvre update.
7. This blog continues to be held in the doghouse by Google software. I still have to fill out one of those annoying CAPTCHAs to post an article. Google bots promise that an actual human will examine the situation within a few days, but it has been weeks. Sigh. Hopefully, the bots won’t just summarily wipe me out.