Friday, November 18, 2011

Short Takes: New Discount Broker Rankings, Mistrusting Banks, and more

Globe and Mail's annual rankings of discount brokers is out. TD Waterhouse dropped 3 positions in part because they don't offer U.S. dollars in RRSPs yet.

Scott Adams has some good reasons for never trusting banks.

Big Cajun Man explains why flooding in Thailand may cause computer prices to rise in time for the holidays.

Preet Banerjee (this particular web page is now gone) shares some of his industry knowledge explaining why some advisors switch firms frequently.

Million Dollar Journey explains how to calculate U.S. capital gains in a non-registered account.

Canadian Capitalist takes TD Waterhouse to task for not allowing U.S. dollars in RRSP accounts.

The Blunt Bean Counter says that starting in 2013 in Ontario, executors will have to be more careful about justifying the value of assets for probate fees.

Money Smarts says you should take business media with a grain of salt. I liked the bit about an elevator with "Soar!" and "Plunge!" buttons.

Thicken My Wallet says that you should consider liquidity risk along with fees and other factors when choosing ETFs.

4 comments:

  1. The Blunt Bean CounterNovember 18, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    Michael, Thanks for the link and your comments and assitance this week

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  2. Thanks for the link. Have a good weekend.

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  3. Thanks for the link Michael. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Thanks - I'm pretty sure I heard that elevator joke from Preet.

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