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

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

Inside the Horizons One-Ticket ETFs

Are asset allocation ETFs cheap, well-diversified and convenient? Absolutely. Are they optimally tax-efficient? Perhaps not, though any tax edge you m [...]

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Inside TD’s One-Click ETF Portfolios

The ongoing popularity of asset allocation ETFs is undoubtedly a good thing—maybe even revolutionary. Canadians have enthusiastically embraced the one [...]

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Dude, Where’s My Distribution?

Investors using the TD e-Series mutual funds may have noticed an unusual episode at year-end. The TD International Index Fund (TDB911), which has been [...]

TD e-Series Returns for 2020

The TD e-Series index mutual funds remain a useful alternative to the asset allocation ETFs that take centre stage in my model portfolios. Following o [...]

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Couch Potato Portfolio Returns for 2020

Just about everyone was happy to wave goodbye to 2020. By the spring it was shaping up to be the worst year for markets since 2008: when the market to [...]

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Inside the BMO Asset Allocation ETFs

In our last blog and video, Justin and I compared the popular Vanguard and iShares asset allocation ETFs, both of which are options in our model portf [...]

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Inside the iShares ESG Asset Allocation ETFs

Two of the biggest trends in investing these days are the popularity of one-fund portfolios and the focus on sustainability. A new family of iShares E [...]

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Finding ETF Pairs for Tax-Loss Selling

In my previous blog, accompanied by Justin’s video tutorial, we looked at tax-loss harvesting, and more specifically, how to stay on the right side of [...]

How to Avoid Superficial Losses

Tax-loss selling—also known as tax-loss harvesting—is a technique for proactively realizing capital losses in your portfolio. It might seem counterint [...]