Making sense of the markets this week: August 30, 2021

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors.  Big earnings from the big Canadian banks The Big Six Canadian banks…

Dividend Investing: Should You Invest Actively or Passively?

Dividend investing is often used as a passive investing strategy. The idea is to buy and hold quality dividend stocks. At the very least, these dividend stocks should pay out…

Making sense of the markets this week: August 23, 2021

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. What the September federal election means for your money  As anticipated, the…

Two Types Of Overconfident Investors

I started investing in individual stocks shortly after the Great Financial Crisis ended in 2009. I picked an investing strategy that closely resembled the Dogs of the TSX, buying the…

Do Utilities Make Good Buy-and-Hold Dividend Stocks?

Utilities are a key component of solid dividend portfolios. Here are 3 utilities that provide current yields of about 3.5-4.4%. They’re fairly valued. Going through these examples will lead to…

1 Top Canadian REIT that Yields 4% to Buy Now

I was absolutely thrilled to find out about Canadian Net REIT (TSXV:NET) around April this year, which is about when I started buying the quality real estate investment trust (REIT)…

How to Invest in Mutual Funds

Should mutual funds be part of your investment portfolio and can you make money from investing in them? Read more on how to invest in mutal funds. The post How…

Making sense of the markets this week: July 26, 2021

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. Earnings season, part II: both sides of the border In last week’s…

Closet Indexing: Revealing The Dirty Little Secret Of Canada’s Mutual Fund Industry

For years I’ve railed against Canada’s mutual fund industry for high fees, conflicts of interest, underperformance, poor disclosure, and lack of accountability. But today I’m going to zero-in on another…

The Vanguard Effect on Mutual Funds, Fees and Performance

Vanguard is best known in Canada for its low cost, passively managed ETFs. Indeed, since entering the Canadian market in 2011, Vanguard now boasts a line-up of 37 ETFs with…