You don’t build a quality portfolio by chasing headlines, as one headline advised in a Globe & Mail article this month. We commented in the article, which dealt with the NAFTA trade negotiations – and why it was too early for spooked investors to make a move one way… Read more
You want to make more informed decisions this RRSP season. What if you could run some of the numbers with a financial calculator and inform yourself with a few clicks? WealthBar has created some handy tools for you to use to maximize your return and… Read more
Now investors don’t have to choose between doing what’s right for the environment and what’s right for their portfolio. Our new Cleantech add-on lets investors focus 5% of their money into PowerShares PZD, an environmentally progressive fund with a track record for performance. Adding Cleantech allows… Read more
Returns for the WealthBar Balanced ETF Portfolio were up 1.2% for September. Over a full year we have seen a 10.2% return, notwithstanding moderate volatility over the spring and summer. Canadian economy keeps purring along, which is a good thing for our portfolio Canada’s economy… Read more
WealthBar is a robo-advisor that aims to make investing easier for all Canadians. In our Investing for Everyone series, we’re sharing inspiring stories from our clients about how they’re building a brighter financial future. Enjoy! Simon and Martina’s YouTube channel has over 1.2 million subscribers – which is a… Read more
Congratulations! In the lottery of life, you hit the jackpot. Since you made the wise decision to exist in Canada in 2017, you might get to live better than 99.999999% of all humans who have ever lived. You are also likely to live longer. 100-year… Read more
A little while ago, one newsworthy survey showed that most Canadians would have trouble managing their household expenses if interest rates went up. Well, rates have indeed climbed. The cost of servicing a mortgage is up, putting pressure on household budgets for everything else, from groceries to… Read more
One question that often comes up about CPP benefits is whether to take it earlier or later. If you Google this, you’ll get different answers: some say take it early, others say take it later. It seems the experts don’t quite agree, so I wanted… Read more
Are your investing instincts all wrong? To put it another way, would you prefer to avoid losing money more than you want to make money? Check out this presentation showing how many investors get the fundamentals wrong when it comes to placing their bets, which is often… Read more
International events, political news and some positive economic data converged to create higher volatility. The markets reacted negatively to North Korea’s nuclear saber-rattling and continued perceptions of poor leadership from the White House over the Charlottesville violence. Emerging market stocks had the advantage this month,… Read more
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