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How to boost your retirement income by 50%

Flickr If you were told there was a way to boost your income in retirement by 50% it would no doubt get your attention. It certainly got my attention, in a paper in a recent issue of the Journal of Retirement. The paper was co-authored by one of MoneySense’s panelists for the annual ETF All St ...

Top Funds' Activity in Q3 2017?

Julia La Roche of Yahoo Finance reports, Here's what the biggest hedge funds have been buying and selling:The stock moves that the biggest hedge fund managers made in the third quarter are being revealed today.Hedge funds of a certain minimum size are required to disclose their long stock holding ...

OPTrust Butts Out For Good?

Last week, OPTrust made an announcement, OPTrust to divest from public market tobacco firms:OPTrust today announced it is divesting from the tobacco industry. By the beginning of 2018, OPTrust will be divested from all equity and fixed income investments in public companies that derive a majority o ...

Owning Canadian stocks as a U.S. resident

Q: I live in the USA but still have some stocks in a Canada brokerage. If I should sell them what is the capital gains I pay since I have had no income in Canada for the past 30 years? Except of course the dividend which has been about $200 a quarter. I’ve had the SU stocks since 1998 – about ...

Should couples hold duplicate investments?

As a couple, it’s great to have twins as kids. But you don’t always want your portfolios looking the same. (Flickr) Q. My wife and I have several duplicate holdings in our respective accounts: for example, we both hold some of the same stocks and ETFs directly, and our mutual funds may also in ...

A stock-picker’s TFSA for long-term growth

Sam Tanny AGE: 21PLACE: MontrealTFSA TOTAL: $25,415STRATEGY: Growth and blue-chip stocks Me and My TFSA   Sam Tanny, 21, of Montreal, is a university student in finance. He started saving in his TFSA two years ago but he only started picking stocks for his portfolio last year. It’s now wor ...

The Canary in the Coal Mine?

Chris Dieterich of the Wall Street Journal reports, Are High-Yield Bonds the Canary in the Coal Mine?:Keep your eye on junk bonds.An improving global economy and ever-present demand for income has supported high-yield bonds all year. Valuations became stretched, but investors held their noses and b ...

Do you invest too much in Canada?

Canada is the second-largest country in the world.  But is there such a thing as too much Canada? Too much natural beauty, no. Too much poutine, never. Too much snow, yep.  Too much Justin Bieber, yes. And too much held in Canadian stocks?  Definitely yes. The Canadian stock market represents ...

Podcast 12: Robert Shiller – CAPE Crusader

In the latest episode of the Canadian Couch Potato podcast, I speak with Robert J. Shiller, professor of economics and finance at Yale University, and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. Prof. Shiller was in Toronto recently for the launch of the BMO Shiller Select US Index ETF (ZEUS), a ...

Market update. Higher oil, tech profits, good economic news pushes up returns

* Returns for the WealthBar Balanced ETF Portfolio were up 2.7% for October. * Over the year to date, the Balanced ETF Portfolio has seen a 9.7% return. * Steady investor returns are coinciding with a drop in volatility. The Canadian economy in general is doing well, adding over 35,000 full ...