Jason Zweig says that quarterly earnings surprises are largely planned. I remember this from the tech boom; arranging for an earnings surprise was essentially a way to market a stock.
Canadian Capitalist is concerned that the new tax rules aimed at eliminating advantages of RRSP swap transactions is causing some financial institutions to ban RRSP swaps altogether.
Preet Banerjee says that home renovations are consumption disguised as investments.
Big Cajun Man takes a swipe at advice to build up debt while you’re young. Building up debt would be fine if you know what your lifetime income is going to be and you know that you’ll enjoy staying in the job that pays this money. This applies to nobody and so debt should be kept to a minimum.
Money Smarts and Million Dollar Journey reported on the current standings of their stock-picking contest. If I entered, I’d just pick some index ETFs and plan to finish third or fourth out of ten.
The Blunt Bean Counter takes a look at 4 different personality types when it comes to money.