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

Aug 8, 2018

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In Episode 4 of the Rational Reminder podcast we discussed the following:

  • The longest bull market in history?
  • Are we repeating the tech bubble?
  • Why it still makes sense to hold bonds
  • Rebalancing isn’t always easy
  • The Lost Decade, sort of
  • Is tax-loss selling worth it?
  • Horizons’ marketing mistake
  • One decision funds
  • Index fund fees are finally at 0%
  • Sec lending is the future of index fund revenue
  • Charley Ellis on the history of active management
  • There are less willing losers today than there were in the past
  • The paradox of skill
  • Active managers underperform consistently
  • Daniel Kahneman does not believe active management works
  • If you think you have intuition about stocks, you’re wrong
  • Corporate DB pension plans are not risk-free


The stories we talked about:



The charts we talked about:

The Lost Decade

Source: PWL Capital


% of Funds outperforming their benchmark index


Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices


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