Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition. I found some great articles this week from the blogosphere but before you read that list make sure you check out my recent articles. 🙂
Read here about my own case study, realizing a capital loss to offset some capital gains.
Thanks to this passionate index-investor, we got some advice about making our portfolios safer and better.
Enjoy the rest of the best and see you here again next week when I will share some of my personal finance ah-ha moments.
Vanguard Canada wrote about indexing getting too big. Remember one of the tenets of indexing, it’s a zero-sum game so for every investing dollar that outperforms the market there must be another investing dollar that underperforms it. Maybe indexing will be popular enough at some point to drive active investors out of the market but I simply don’t see that happening anytime soon; we are nowhere near a tipping point.
The Dividend Guy thinks Wal-Mart is a buy.
Stephen Weyman is giving away $1000 cash here! Geez, Merry Christmas!
Here is a sad story about how NHL Blue Jackets’ defenseman Jack Johnson got cleaned out of millions of dollars, by his parents.
Sheryl Smolkin asked if you will decide your retirement date.
According to a recent Globe and Mail article here is where the “smart money” is going, into stocks like: Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Cisco, Abbott, Clorox and Kinder Morgan Inc. I would think the “smart money” would be moving into Canadian oil and gas stocks soon.
Tweet of the week:
Young & Thrifty shared her net worth update.
The Blunt Bean Counter and I were on the same wavelength this week, regarding tax loss selling. His article was excellent.
Big Cajun Man wrote about TFSA retirement welfare bums.
Michael James on Money reviewed a new book by John Robertson called The Value of Simple. I just finished reading this book myself and I have the same high praise for the author. You can find another giveaway courtesy of Nelson Smith’s review here.
Freedom Thirty Five Blog said the past can help the future you. Absolutely true.
Dan wrote about some year-end tax tips.