Friday, November 12, 2010

Short Takes: Online Broker Rankings, Banks Crying Wolf, and more

Globe and Mail’s online broker rankings are out with Qtrade taking top spot again.

Tom Bradley says that the big banks are crying wolf with their customers as the banks transition into sales organizations.

Jonathan Chevreau mocks Harry Dent Jr.’s predictions of financial doom calling him the “proverbial stopped clock.”

A bizarre music video explains the complex currency issue between the U.S. and China.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade has some very good advice on how to protect yourself when buying a car.

Larry MacDonald (this web page has disappeared) digs up some amusing stories about Martha Stewart’s investing woes.

Thicken My Wallet explains how acting as the executor of an estate can cause cash-flow problems.

Canadian Capitalist shows how investors are chasing gold.

Million Dollar Journey looks at whether people with defined-benefit pensions should save in TFSAs or RRSPs.

Options for Rookies has an amusing list of marketing come-ons for courses on stock options. Mark skewers each one.

Big Cajun Man reports that Canadians now have over a trillion dollars in mortgages.

Financial Highway bemoans the death of low interest rate credit cards.

MoneyNing shows that telecommuting won’t save you quite as much money as some claim.

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