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Browse hundreds of posts from Dan’s award-winning blog for information about all aspects of Couch Potato investing.

Browse hundreds of posts from Dan’s award-winning blog for information about all aspects of Couch Potato investing.

Which bond ETFs are best for RRSPs?

A reader asks for help weighing her options for fixed income [MoneySense]

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When Bond Yields Throw You a Curve

In my previous post, I explained the flaw in the conventional advice about shifting to short-term bonds if you expect interest rates to rise. While it [...]

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Bonds Behaving Badly

There are a couple of basic rules bond investors can depend on. The first is that bond prices fall when interest rates rise, and vice-versa. The secon [...]

Ask Me Anything: Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of the highlights from my recent AMA on Reddit. This is a lightly edited transcript of the exchange, along with some additional comments [...]

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Ask Me Anything: Part 1

On May 10, I hosted an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit, the online discussion forum, and over 90 hectic minutes I answered as many questions as I co [...]

Vanguard’s One-Fund Solution

It was one of the great mysteries in the Canadian fund market: why had no one created an ETF version of the balanced index mutual fund? These days you [...]

Ask the Spud: Should I Use Dollar-Cost Averaging?

In my latest podcast, I addressed a common question from both readers and clients: “If I have a large sum of cash to invest, is it better to put it in [...]

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Couch Potato Portfolio Returns for 2017

They contained no marijuana stocks and no bitcoin, but the Couch Potato portfolios put up another good year in 2017. Once again, investors were reward [...]