The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Who’s telling the truth about the housing market?
A look at how the official monthly tallies of home sales by real estate boards can put a positive spin on things.
Maclean’s rounds up the arguments for both a bullish and bearish view on the Canadian housing market.
Where to park
A review of high interest savings accounts that investors can use as an alternative to money market funds. These accounts are bought and sold like mutual funds, so they’re a good place to park money in RRSPs, TFSAs and regular investment accounts.
The costs of ETF investing
Exchange-traded funds have become increasingly popular in recent years as a mutual fund alternative, and the reason is that ETFs cost much less to own. Here’s a rundown of costs associated with investing in ETFs.