Friday, June 22, 2012

Short Takes: Tightening Mortgage Rules, Less Free Banking for Seniors, and more

New changes to mortgage insurance rules are on the way in an attempt to prevent people from getting in over their heads.

Rob Carrick says that the age of free banking for seniors may be ending. It’s possible for people of any age to pay minimal fees by cleverly combining online banking with traditional banks.

Canadian Capitalist says that one-month market declines of 20% or more are not as common as Horizons ETFs makes them seem in their marketing materials for Black Swan ETFs.

Canadian Couch Potato says that for passive investors, there is no such thing as over-diversification within an asset class.

Big Cajun Man tries to get a handle on the crazy pricing of anti-virus software.

My Own Advisor finds that with the ever-expanding list of available ETFs, the ETF world is looking more and more like the mutual fund world.

The Blunt Bean Counter explains the pros and cons of holding shares of a new corporation directly, through a family trust, or a holding company.

Retire Happy Blog describes some of the common investing behaviours that hamper our returns.

3 comments:

  1. Hey Michael,

    thx for the link,even though it does not work :(

    Here is my political party question

    Financial Bloggers are:

    a. A blight on this country
    b. The top ones should run this country
    c. All sound the same

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  2. Thanks for the mention Michael. Enjoy the great weather this weekend. I look forward to your posts next week.

    Cheers,
    Mark

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