About

Welcome to Canadian Couch Potato. This blog is designed for Canadians who want to learn more about investing using index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In 2011, it was selected by The Globe and Mail as the best investing blog in Canada.

The Couch Potato strategy—also called index investing, or passive investing—is growing in popularity as more people become disillusioned with mutual funds and stock-picking strategies that try, usually in vain, to beat the market.

If you’re a Canadian investor who is thinking about embracing the Couch Potato strategy—or if you’re already one of the enlightened—you’ll find all the information you need right here.

The blog’s author is Dan Bortolotti, a journalist who has written about personal finance for many Canadian magazines, including MoneySense (where he is a columnist and editor-at-large), Canadian MoneySaver and Financial Post. His articles have earned five National Magazine Awards nominations, and in 2013 he was named Journalist of the Year by the CFA Society of Toronto. Dan is also the author of The MoneySense Guide to the Perfect Portfolio, a complete guide to index investing in Canada, now in its third edition.

Dan is currently working toward the Certified Financial Planner designation. He holds the title of Financial Planning Consultant with PWL Advisors, with whom he has partnered to offer a unique DIY Investor Service.

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