Blogs & Comment

Weekly blog roundup

This week in the Canadian financial blogosphere, there were several posts on gold prices, mostly cautioning about chasing the uptrend. Other than gold, there were posts on minimizing currency conversion fees, worrisome trends among pension funds, failing to read the prospectus, a new book by behavioral-finance expert Meir Statman, and much more.
Andrew Hallamexplains why Michael OHiggins is worth reading
BigCajunmanemerging as the Stephen Leacock of financial linkfests.
Boomer & Echoreports on buying a brand new car
Blessed by the Potatocomments on TVOs show about renting vs. owning a home
Canadian Capitalistbelieves investors are chasing gold
Canadian Couch Potatooffers advice on lowering currency conversion fees
Howtoinvestonline.comidentifies ETFs most vulnerable to rising interest rates
InvestingThesis.comlands an interview with tech investor Duncan Stewart
Invest it Wiselytakes a look at gold as it hovers around $1,400 per ounce
Lior Hershkovitznot comforted by a report on Canadas top pension fund managers
Million Dollar Journeyrecommends TFSAs instead of RRSPs with defined-benefit pensions
Michael Jamessees through another marketing ploy
SteadyHandgives the thumbs down on gold.
Todays Economy Blogchecks out Meir Statmans new book, What Investors Really Want
WealthWebGurus.comdetails the pitfalls of naming RRSP and RRIF beneficiaries
Wealth Stewardpresents a case study in failing to read the prospectus
What Investors Want a new blog by finance professor Meir Statman