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A weekly reality check on sensible investing and financial decision-making for Canadians. Hosted by Benjamin Felix and Cameron Passmore.

Jan 17, 2019

Welcome back to The Rational Reminder Podcast! Today we are riding solo with no guests and just going over some recent developments, in-house news, and gearing up for some more great shows in the pipeline. We have had so many amazing guests recently, talking on a number of specific topics, so we thought we would take this opportunity to clean the mailbox, as it were, and set the table for the next few weeks. During the episode we cover the new partnership between RBC and iShares and what this means going forward and we also look at the state of ETFs and how much they have grown in the last few years. We talk about the impetus to go to cash that many investors and advisors seem to be considering and also discuss global diversification and how this is the truest representation of a belief in capitalism. We talk data, advertising, tax and the supposed market monopolies that the biggest companies in the world have right now. For all this and more, be sure to join us!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • We are hiring! [0:01:40.0]
  • The new alliance between RBC and iShares. [0:02:23.3]
  • The growth for ETF in comparison with mutual funds. [0:05:31.9]
  • Does it make sense for long term investors to go to cash? [0:06:14.7]
  • Globally diversified investments in international markets. [0:08:30.2]
  • Are we living in a winner takes all market right now? [0:14:36.4]
  • How data has overtaken oil as the most valuable resource. [0:20:54.2]
  • CPPIB’s controversial advertising strategies. [0:23:50.6]
  • A few quick tax updates. [0:26:30.6]
  • And much more!

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