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Nick Barisheff | MER Misleads Investors When Choosing Mutual Funds

To download PDF Articles in the media often recommend that investors avoid mutual funds with high Management Expense Ratios (MER), which they frequently confuse with…

How A Thrifty Investor Could Pay Less For A Mutual Fund Than An ETF

Are ETFs getting a free ride in cost comparisons with mutual funds? A reader believes this to be the case. “I think the [cost] comparison…

Mutual Fund Sales Declined to End 2018

Long-term funds ended the year in the red with negative net sales of $2.5 billion for the full year The Canadian mutual fund industry finished…

5 Reasons to Convince Your Parents to Get Out of Mutual Funds

We’ve all probably met a financial advisor who told us to buy a “balanced mutual fund,” and hard sold their own company’s “top performing” fund….

4 Practical Tips To Help You Get Started With Sustainable Investing

Current events and the political climate have inspired many people to invest in a way that can make a difference.  According to the Wall Street Journal,…

Making a Move On Fees

New lawsuit and SRO proposals could affect CSA’s decision As the question of whether the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) will ban embedded compensation continues to…

Mutual Fund Fees

Fees reduce the return you get on your investment in a mutual fund. You may pay varying sales charges, other transaction fees and account fees depending on which funds you buy, how…

The Case for Banning Embedded Commissions

The debate around embedded commissions has been raging for years. Here are five reasons why the CSA should ban them right now by Mark Brown…

Low Fee Mutual Funds for DIY Investors

by David Aston For do-it-yourself investors interested in mutual funds, there may be no industry practice that’s harder to swallow than having to pay a…

Series D: Fund Industry Makes Play For DIY Investor

Do-it-yourself investors typically have a low opinion of mutual funds, but the smart ones make an exception for low-cost funds. Now, the universe of low-cost…