Our war with the future

Once upon a long long time ago, a famous military general was returning from war.  He couldn’t wait to get home to his family and his palace, but there were numerous challenges along the way and it took him ten […]

BTSX update May 2019: My mistake(s)

The punchline for May: No dividend cuts No dividend raises Manulife (MFC) drops from the list due to price accumulation (and Shaw [SJR.B] is back in) *Note: we do not recommend that monthly changes in the portfolio should trigger any […]

How to use BTSX in real life

Here’s a nugget of information about me:  I love woodworking.  My father in law introduced me to this hobby soon after I got married – it was a rough introduction.  One day, before I had my own tools, I brought […]

Planning vs reacting

There is an axiom in medicine:  don’t do a test unless it will change your management.  It’s tempting to get information just for the sake of having more information, especially when it’s easy to come by.  But this is dangerous.  […]

You have to start somewhere

I remember opening my first investment account – an RRSP with CIBC almost twenty years ago.  You could tell I didn’t really know what I was doing by the contents of that account – high MER mutual funds that were […]