Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Carrick on money: Seven truths people can’t accept about investing

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Seven truths people can't accept about investing
A tour of the many ways investors delude themselves.

Uber-bear says we're in a stock bubble
The bear is John Hussman, a U.S. money manager who has been negative on stocks throughout the rally of recent years.

Story continues below advertisement

10 things millenials won't buy
Cars, mass-market beer, weddings and, because this is a U.S. list, homes. Our housing market never crashed, so millenials here still buy into the idea of home ownership, even though many are priced out of the market.

Why the GIC ladder rules
This useful blog post says you'll do better with a five-year GIC ladder than you will in investing in short-term GICs and hoping for rates to rise then they mature.

Also, check out my two new online magazines. Housing Heretic is a forum for critical thinking on the housing market, and genYmoney offers personal finance and investing tips for young adults.

More money
Join the 45,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters.

Report an error Licensing Options
About the Author
Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998.Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨