Here are my posts for the past two weeks:
Is it Really Necessary to Check Your Credit Score?
My Investment Return for 2016
CEO of Everything
Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Steadyhand uses an infographic to show the costs that eat into investment returns, including an often-missed factor: investor behaviour.
Robb Engen gives a strong defense of the Latte factor. It’s not about denying yourself the occasional indulgence. It’s about cutting down on habitual mindless spending.
Investment News reports that an advisor “allegedly cost clients $1.3 million by placing trades through a master brokerage account and then allocating profitable trades to himself while placing unprofitable ones into client accounts.” Most retail stock pickers prefer to think about just their profitable trades, but this is a way to truly make bad trades not count.
Canadian Couch Potato interviews the great Charles Ellis in his latest podcast. “We’re now very close to 99% of all trading is done by expert professionals.” Canadian Couch Potato also has some advice for an investor just starting to invest in a non-registered account in addition to existing RRSPs and TFSAs.
Big Cajun Man discusses Bill C-462 that seeks to prevent opportunists from gouging people for help accessing disability tax credits.
Dan Ariely has some very interesting insights into the nature of financial advice and how it’s delivered.
Jason Zweig warns us about very high hidden fees in managed futures funds.
Kerry Taylor gives a primer on Tax-Free Savings Accounts on CBC News Network. Canadians have several misconceptions about TFSAs, and Kerry clears them up.
My Own Advisor measures his investment approach against some advice from Tom Bradley.
Frugal Trader at Million Dollar Journey lays out his personal financial goals for 2017.