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RRSP/TFSA Management Fees: Possible Tax Implications?

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Date: 07/21/17

Category: Tax and Estate Planning, Investing

On November 29, 2016 the CRA released a Technical Interpretation (TI) regarding investment management fees incurred by an RRSP, RRIF or TFSA.

The TI addressed the situation where investment management fees were paid by the annuitant (account holder) personally and NOT via the registered plan... Continue Reading

Are ETFs cheaper than mutual funds?

Date: 01/09/2017

Category: Investing

Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs for short have enjoyed a major boom in the Canadian market over the last 10-15 years. They’ve gone from a niche investment vehicle to mainstream and are synonymous with two major features: Low-costs and indexing. This article will focus on the first feature, I’ll write a follow-up on the second... Continue Reading

How do dividends affect my portfolio?

Date: 12/08/2016

Category: Investing

Theoretically, whether a company pays a dividend or not should have no bearing on their stock value or the value of your portfolio if you’ve invested in that company. But reality is a far cry from theory. Dividends can be an integral component of your investment portfolio and understanding what dividends are and how to use them... Continue Reading

What is an Exchange Traded Fund?

Date: 12/02/2016

Category: Investing

Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs for short are an investment vehicle rapidly growing in popularity. While you may be familiar with mutual funds you may not be as familiar with ETFs. But you should be. What is an ETF? ETFs are a type of investment fund that trade like a stock on a stock exchange. Like mutual funds, ETFs are simply a... Continue Reading

Evolution of ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)

Date: 11/15/17

Category: Investing

ETFs or Exchange Traded Funds have increased in popularity exponentially since their inception in the 90s. The ETF sector in Canada has seen a major boom in recent years with ETF manufacturers creating products in three main categories... Continue Reading

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