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Weekend Reading – Investor profiles, best ETFs, new books and more

In case you missed some posts in my series What’s In Your Portfolio, here’s a recap what some savvy investors have kindly shared with me over the last couple of weeks:

Larry MacDonald’s portfolio

The Passive Income Earner portfolio 

Dividend Ninja portfolio 

Big Cajun Man portfolio

The Dividend Guy portfolio

Hopefully before Christmas I’ll get a chance to share a few more investor profiles including ones from Kyle Prevost and Robb Engen so stay tuned for those.

Enjoy this Weekend Reading list and good luck with any Christmas shopping.  Tick-Tock…Tick-Tock…

The second installment of Rob Carrick’s Guide to the Best ETFs can be found here, where Rob shares his favourite TSX-listed ETF covering the U.S. stock market.

You can pre-order Preet Banerjee’s new book here, and get it for just $10.  I’m looking forward to reading Stop Over-Thinking Your Money!

Here is an article that discusses the rationale behind company stock splits.  Recently, National Bank and TD Bank announced 2-for-1 splits (thanks).

A Wealth of Common Sense wrote about how most professional athletes squander money.

I was happy to learn Michael James will continue to run his blog.  He should, I give him some content now and then.

In the very well written category, Dan Bortolotti answered a reader question about when to use U.S. listed ETFs in a portfolio.

Kerry Taylor said she’s done with holiday sales events.

The Passive Income Earner wondered why you’re still paying fees for a chequing account.

Jim Yih shared his portfolio of ETFs.

Boomer and Echo listed a great list of online calculators.

Canadian Mortgage Trends offered some indicators for mortgages.  They wrote:  “Speaking of short-term rates, financial markets have been pricing in greater odds of a rate cut than a rate hike through mid-2014. While no one truly expects a cut, this probability is nonetheless positive for existing variable-rate mortgagors.”

Kyle on Y&T asked us what $11,000 in TFSA contribution room would mean.  It would be great.

Mr. CBB wrote about his net worth, up over 1% last month.

Some interesting money quotes courtesy of BrighterLife.ca.

Modest Money has a nice $250 cash giveaway on his site.

MoneySense told us lower expected returns mean a couple things you probably don’t want to hear:  saving more or retiring later.

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9 Responses to "Weekend Reading – Investor profiles, best ETFs, new books and more"

  1. Thanks for including us Mark! Hopefully my vanilla investing style doesn’t put too many people to sleep next week.

  2. Ben says:

    Good work with the blogger profile series. I like idea.

  3. Thanks for the mention. I’m happy my blog is still alive.

  4. Christmas shopping for us is complete. Now I have the job of wrapping everything because my wife is rubbish at it and will admit that..mind you all you have to do is look at her work to know she has been fired from wrapping gifts in our house lol. Have a good one mate and thanks for the mention. CBB

  5. Preet says:

    Thanks for the plug Mark!

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