Rob Carrick reports that Canadian regulators issued proposals to make investment dealers and advisors give investors two critical pieces of information: the dollar cost of fees and commissions and your personal rate of return. This sounds like a great development to me.
Money Smarts isn’t as optimistic that these new disclosure rules would help investors much. I’m more optimistic, but I would be happy with this change even if it only makes a small difference.
Scott Ronalds at the Steadyhand Blog bemoans the fact that (mutual) “fund” has become a dirty word and predicts that the same fate awaits other 4-letter words like bond, debt, and gold.
Larry MacDonald has 20 reasons for ending Canada Post’s monopoly.
The Blunt Bean Counter explains how CRA applies penalties for failing to report income: two strikes and you’re out.
Canadian Couch Potato explains how Claymore’s Advantaged ETFs are structured. It’s amazing how clever people can find ways to reduce tax burdens.
Preet Banerjee explains why it is difficult to rotate your money from one dividend-paying stock to another in an attempt to capture all the dividends.
Canadian Capitalist reports that PowerShares has added 6 new ETFs to the increasingly crowded ETF space in Canada.
Retire Happy Blog answers the question of how much debt is too much by explaining debt servicing ratios as well as signs of debt problems.
Million Dollar Journey looks at the income of members of the Royal Family and the sources of their income.
Big Cajun Man has an amusing list of the top 5 reasons why you are in debt. You’ll notice a pattern.