Friday, February 14, 2020

Short Takes: Stock-Picking, Falling for a Ponzi Scheme, and more

My most recent post was answering an interesting reader question about whether to leave TD e-Series funds for ETFs:

Reader Question: Switching Portfolios

Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:

Tom Bradley at Steadyhand has some good therapy for investors who trade individual stocks without knowing much about the companies they buy. This is a point I’ve tried to make in the past without much success. During my not very stellar stock-picking period I pored over financial filings trying to understand the businesses I wanted to own. But it wasn’t enough to compete with other traders effectively.

Andrew Hallam explains how he fell for a Ponzi scheme.

Retire Happy explains when you shouldn’t contribute to an RRSP.

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