Bad Advice from BMO

Jim, a loyal reader of this blog, recently emailed to ask about the model ETF portfolios that BMO is offering to its InvestorLine clients. The portfolios were designed by Lipper,…
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Adding Gold to Your Portfolio

Unless you’ve been in a coma, you know that gold has been the hottest commodity of the last decade, quadrupling in value since 2000. That’s in US dollars, but even…
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The S&P 500 Effect

On Tuesday, February 16, Berkshire Hathaway will become part of the S&P 500, the most widely followed stock index in the world. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average is more…
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Review: Rob Carrick's Guide

Rob Carrick is one of a small number of journalists who stand up for individual investors in this country. If you’re not a regular reader of his columns in the…
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Random Thoughts

The Toronto media is abuzz with stories about jaywalking. Over the last two weeks, 14 pedestrians have died while crossing the street in the Greater Toronto Area, a surprising rate…
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The Trouble With Leveraged ETFs

Being a Couch Potato is about buying, holding and rebalancing over the long term. Exchange-traded funds are great tools for index investors, but not all ETFs are designed for Couch…
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