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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - What You Need To Know with Dan Bortolotti

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Dan BortolottiClick Here to get to know more about our guest, Dan Bortolotti, writer, financial planner, blogger, podcaster behind the Canadian Couch Potato Blog and Podcast.





Questions Asked:

0:56 Tell us a little bit about what got you interested in the couch potato approach to investing.

3:02 You won a Globe and Mail award for The Couch Potato blog.

3:50 Can you explain index investing?  Why is it lower cost? What is the difference between passive and active?

7:58 What has held index funds back?

11:59 What made you decide to take the leap from being a full time journalist to a financial advisor?

17:18 What do you think about the growth in actively managed ETFs?

20:54 What do you think of the advent of robo-advisors as a way to fill the market gap for individuals who do not want to do the work on their own?

27:02 The newest product is the all in one ETF portfolio priced really low which seems to give you a lot of advantages of a robo-advisor.  What do you think of those?

36:00 What are three tips that are essential for Canadians to consider when they’re thinking about investing.


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