Index Investing

All-in-One ETFs Battle: Vanguard vs iShares vs BMO

By FT / September 5, 2020 /

All-in-One ETFs Battle: Vanguard vs iShares vs BMO Written by FT (Updated in December, 2019 by Kyle Prevost) Vanguard was the first company to jump into Canadian all-in-one ETFs back in 2018.  It should come as no surprise that that the historical leader in low-cost investments was the first to roll out this superstar product. …

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The Hot Potato Investing Strategy

By FT / July 26, 2020 /

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that most of my wealth is in the stock market for the long-term. While there are many short term stock trading strategies, many of these strategies just don’t work out for regular investors. In fact, the initial losses often turn beginner investors away from…

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Wealthsimple Review 2020 – Robo Advisor & Wealthsimple Trade [UNIQUE PROMO]

By FT / June 16, 2020 /

Wealthsimple Review 2020 – Robo Advisor & Wealthsimple Trade [UNIQUE PROMO] By FT | May 17, 2020 | Comments I’ve been putting off writing a Wealthsimple review for a while now due to the fact I personally do not personally use robo advisor, instead preferring to cut costs to the bone with my Questrade, my top rated…

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EQ Bank Review 2020 – Canada’s Best Online Savings Account?

By Kornel / June 4, 2020 /

After becoming a client when they first launched over three years ago, I thought it was about time to pen the authoritative EQ Bank Review for Canadians to compare to their traditional branch banking services. I was even part of their early-access group before their popular EQ high interest Savings Plus Account was available to the…

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Building a Simple Low-Cost Indexed ETF Portfolio in USD

By FT / June 10, 2019 /

With recent articles about all-in-one ETFs and withholding taxes on ETFs in registered accounts, I’ve been getting questions about if there are USD based all-in-one ETFs, and if not, what are the most efficient USD ETFs to own? There are a number of readers who make their money in USD, and there are some advantages…

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The Real MER on ETFs – Foreign Withholding Taxes on ETFs

By FT / May 27, 2019 /

I’ve written a lot about index investing as one of the best strategies for beginner and experienced investors alike.  It’s a strategy that I follow with a large portion of my portfolio to get ex-Canada (outside Canada) diversification (I use dividend investing for my Canadian exposure).  Not only do I use this strategy in my…

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Vanguard VEQT All-in-One 100% Equity Portfolio ETF

By FT / March 18, 2019 /

In recent weeks, I’ve been writing about how it’s getting easier and cheaper to build a solid globally diversified portfolio using all-in-one ETFs. For example, if you have long time frame until retirement, rather than buying multiple ETFs/mutual funds for equities and bonds, or a balanced fund that charges 2%, you can now buy a…

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Vanguard vs. iShares All-in-One ETFs

By FT / January 28, 2019 /

Many of you know how much I appreciate and recommend the Vanguard all-in-one ETFs.  What I like most about them is that in a single ETF, it provides investors with a complete globally indexed portfolio that will automatically rebalance to maintain the set ratio of equity/bonds.  All for a very low management expense ratio (MER)…

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