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

Sep 5, 2018

In Episode 8 of the Rational Reminder podcast we discussed the following:

  • Fidelity’s 0% MER index funds are already at $1 billion
  • When costs are 0%, how do you pick a fund?
  • Indexing is not a passive investment strategy
  • Index construction and product implementation > low fees
  • A three factor regression on the Manulife Multifactor ETFs
  • Indexing is still a tiny part of the market
  • Not all factors belong in a portfolio
  • Dividend investing shouldn’t be so controversial
  • Dividends are not a spending rule
  • Financial experts don’t sound like experts to non-experts
  • Sell everything!


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