Tomorrow is a holiday, so this is a special Thursday edition of Short Takes. Have a great long weekend!
Larry Swedroe shows you how to tell if your investment advisor sees you as a ‘muppet’. By this test, I spent some time as a muppet before I wised up.
Tom Bradley at Steadyhand doesn’t understand why regulators permitted Scotiabank to underwrite its own stock issue. His disclosure at the end of the piece cracked me up.
The Blunt Bean Counter wades into the debate about whether insiders have an edge in trading stocks they are close to professionally.
Where Does All My Money Go? explains the wash-trading charges against RBC. Preet’s explanation is much clearer than anything I read in newspapers.
Canadian Capitalist explains that while the penny may be disappearing, the idea of a cent will live on.
Big Cajun Man looks at the budget’s changes to Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs).
Retire Happy Blog takes a look at corporate bonds. Personally, I don’t invest in such bonds and probably won’t in the future except possibly indirectly through a bond index ETF.
Million Dollar Journey explains the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund.
My Own Advisor seems to be ahead of the game on his 2012 personal financial goals.