The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
April is a good month to buy...
Jewelry, home improvements and other stuff that could be a good buy in the month of April.
The global view on our housing market
The Economist’s latest look at the global housing market finds Canadian homes to be among the world’s most overvalued by some measures.
Here’s an interactive tool from The Economist that allows you to compare Canadian housing price gains against other global markets.
Seeing The Light
Some simple analogies to help you explain the virtues of index investing to the uninitiated. Example: Index funds are like a golfer shooting par every day.
The alternative to indexing is to invest in actively managed mutual funds, where managers choose stocks and bonds instead of simply replicating the holdings of major indexes. Here are some thoughts on choosing the right actively managed mutual fund.
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