Friday, May 21, 2021

Short Takes: Investing Questions, CRA Oral Interviews, and more

My attempt to move the email delivery of my articles from Feedburner to follow_it has been anything but smooth.  Follow_it decided to require everyone to click a confirm link at the top of my Test post before they could get more articles.  My wife missed that and apparently many others did too.  I’m not happy with the inane ads follow_it places at the end of my articles, and I don’t like the tracking stuff they add to all links in my articles.  I’m seriously considering eliminating email subscriptions on my blog, but I’ll wait a while longer before making a final decision.

Here are my posts for the past two weeks:

What Might Have Been

Seeking Prophets

Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:

Tom Bradley at Steadyhand asks some very interesting questions.  One good one is “Who is going to buy the flood of low yielding government bonds being issued?”  Another is “Is the political risk around China fully reflected in securities prices?”  I won’t be buying the new bonds, and I’m wary of investing in China.

Anna Malazhavaya explains that CRA can now compel oral interviews.  This is a change announced in the 2021 Federal Budget.  If I understood correctly, they can even compel people to answer questions about a neighbour.  I guess that’s another good reason to get along with your neighbours.

Big Cajun Man continues to have difficulties making contributions to his son’s RDSP.  It seems that TD is trying to apply rules that make sense for RRSPs to RDSPs where they don’t make sense.

Boomer and Echo looks at reasonable expectations for future market returns.  Some investors expect the high stock returns of recent years to keep rolling.  The party has to end sometime, and making moves to try to keep it going likely won’t end well.


  1. Please don't eliminate the email subscription.

  2. Oops. I've been marking mail as spam because of the spelling and grammar mistakes. I would really like to keep following your articles, but I doubt I'll remember to come to the blog. I hope you figure an email method out.