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By Gordon Pape | Monday, July 28, 2014

BUILDING WEALTH WITH GORDON PAPE

 
The iShares franchise, which is owned by BlackRock Asset Management Canada, dominates the ETF market in this country with an estimated share of about 80%. But a new player from south of the border is threatening to make things interesting.


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By Fund Library News Wire | Saturday, July 26, 2014

Toronto’s S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 1.2% on the week, on broad-based strength across the market, as positive earnings from Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX: CNR) and Loblaw Cos. (TSX: L) goosed investor sentiment, sending the index to a record-high close of 15,455.04 on Friday. U.S. stocks closed the week flat on a weak earnings report from Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and softer outlook from Visa Inc. (NYSE: V).


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By Robyn K. Thompson | Saturday, July 26, 2014

Q – I’ve read that a “couch potato” portfolio is likely to outperform a portfolio consisting of actively managed mutual funds. If this is true, I’d definitely consider being a couch potato. But I’m not sure exactly what this means. Can you explain? – Cindi T., Markham, Ontario


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By Reid Baker  | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Are funds that use socially-responsible investing (SRI) criteria doomed to poor performance? In a word, no. As always, performance and risk data tell the tale, so I did some research, comparing SRI and non-SRI funds to see if there’s any merit to the stigma attached to SRI funds’ performance. The results are surprising.


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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quick – how did your portfolio perform last year? Is that good or bad? While it might be great to see that your portfolio gained 20%, how do you know if that is really what it should have been? The answer is to measure your portfolio against an appropriate benchmark.


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By Gordon Pape | Monday, July 14, 2014
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By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, July 11, 2014
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