Friday, February 16, 2018

Short Takes: New Vanguard ETFs, Worrying about Stocks, and more

My only post in the last two weeks was about TFSA advice:

Puzzling TFSA Advice

Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:

Canadian Couch Potato reviews Vanguard’s new one-fund solutions. They look like excellent single ETF solutions for DIY investors. One thing I’d like to see is an analysis of foreign withholding taxes to help DIY investors make informed tradeoffs between cost and simplicity.

John Robertson has an interesting message for those very nervous about the recent stock market decline.

Big Cajun Man coins a new term for exploiting the elderly with slimy sales practices.

Robb Engen at Boomer and Echo explains that the recent big drop in stocks may have been a record when measured in points, but is far from a record in the sense that matters. Unfortunately, it is mostly media types who hype such “record” drops, and their desperation for headlines will keep them from understanding Robb’s message. Remember the Upton Sinclair quote: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

The Blunt Bean Counter has a guest expert explaining laws related to powers of attorney for personal care and medical assistance.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the inclusion and I do hope there is a special plane of Hell for those that attempt to exploit our elderly.