Time to Invest in Emerging Markets?

The following post was written by Ben Carlson from A Wealth of Common Sense. Baron Rothchild once said that “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.”  Does that mean it’s time to start looking to rebalance into emerging markets? Investors have soured on emerging market stocks this year.  Growth is slowing in these countries, even though it remains higher than the developed economies. Inflation and volatility are rising and the general sentiment is just plain lousy. No one ...

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Bad day in the market with mutual funds

Why Canadians Should Avoid Mutual Funds

This article was originally published on The Dividend Pig, as part of the Financial Literacy Day campaign, in Why You Should Avoid Mutual Funds. According to Andrew Hallam, from Millionaire Teacher, Canadians are in the last spot at 18 out of 18, paying the highest mutual fund fees in the entire world! (Millionaire Teacher, pg.54) Back in November, as part of the Financial Literacy Day campaign, I wrote about why you should start investing now. My point was to show how easily a nominal $25 per week ...

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Why You Should Start Investing Now!

November is Financial Literacy Month! That’s right a whole month dedicated to educating and helping Canadians to become more financially independent, and more aware of their finances.  I was asked last month if I would like to participate in this national media campaign, spearheaded by Glenn Cooke, and present my best financial tip to readers. Of course I said yes! As a financial blogger, helping to educate Canadians about their finances is one of the reasons why I write. Many Canadians are not ...

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