The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Keep your mitts off my money Why you might get some pushback when talking to your parents about their financial situation, and what to do about it.
The dark side of dividends Dividend stocks offer almost three times the volatility of government bonds, it says in his short but hard-hitting warning to investors who have been substituting dividend stocks for bonds because of higher income levels.
Dividend cuts can be a good thing, this blog post argues. Though disappointing to investors, dividend cuts can stabilize a troubled company’s finances and, in fact, the market sometimes cheers a dividend cut.
Escaping the DSC trap Deferred sales charge mutual funds cost nothing to buy, but there are stiff redemption charges if you sell within the first several years after buying. Here’s a guide to extricating yourself from DSC funds and moving into lower-cost index investments.
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