Support for my Friday Short Takes feature is stronger than I thought. Several people came forward to comment on the blog or send me email asking that I keep it going. And it wasn’t just the various bloggers whose posts I comment on! So, Short Takes live to see another day.
I had a full week of posts:
2013 Update of My Personal Portfolio Returns History
Currency Exposure is Partly an Illusion
Crashing Another Stock-Picking Contest
Literally Flushing Money Away
Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Michael Geist explains how internet service providers are boosting revenues by manipulating data caps to create a two-tiered internet that favours certain content.
Morgan Housel at the Motley Fool wrote a very funny obituary for long-term thinking. Despite my past annoyance with The Motley Fool (http://www.michaeljamesonmoney.com/2011/09/motley-fool-comes-full-circle.html), I think Housel’s piece is great.
Preet Banerjee interviews Bruce Sellery about his new RRSP book. Sellery is a very energetic guy.
Canadian Capitalist explains why he made the jump from TD Direct Investing to BMO InvestorLine.
Canadian Couch Potato explains how a falling Canadian dollar affects ETFs of U.S. stocks. Many investors get confused by this.
Boomer and Echo explain the right way to think about how your investments are performing.
The Blunt Bean Counter is tired of the cold and discusses the business and income tax aspects of golf.
Big Cajun Man says now that CPP and EI deductions have begun again, he’s making plans for what to do with the extra income when the deductions stop part-way through the year.
My Own Advisor expects to increase his dividend income from $7600 in 2013 to $9000 in 2014.