- Many investors are worried that the massive economic stimulus provided by the Chinese Government in the wake of the financial crisis is inflating a massive credit bubble.
- Dan Richards reported on new research that has some good news for truly active mutual fund managers.
- Million Dollar Journey is giving away five copies of QuickTax Platinum.
- Michael James drew some investing lessons from the way Team Canada played in some of the earlier games.
- The Canadian Personal Finance stuff blogger may be an Anglican but he is cheering a fatwa on credit cards.
- Thicken My Wallet points out that there is a vested interest behind a lot of doomsday predictions.
- Ever the romantic, Larry MacDonald had a Valentine’s Day suggestion: turn your spouse into a tax shelter. Fortunately, it’s good for pretty much every day of the year.
- Four Pillars has eight reasons why you should use a real-estate agent.
- Canadian Couch Potato compared the fees of ETFs from iShares, Claymore and BMO.
- Canadian Financial DIY says that ETFs are not always and necessarily better than mutual funds.
One of the benefits of hosting an Olympics is the attention showered on the host city (and country) by the world media. The coverage may not always be positive — sections of the British and the Russian media viciously criticized everything from the weather to glitches in the early part of the games. Not everyone is grouchy like the Brits and the Russians though. In this short video, veteran broadcaster Tom Brokaw explains Canada to his countrymen:
I’m unable to highlight all the articles worth checking out in my weekly round up but you can check them out through my Twitter feed. Have a great weekend everyone. Go Canada! Go!