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Canadian Couch Potato

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Canadian Couch Potato is a podcast designed to help you become a better investor with index funds and ETFs. It is hosted by veteran journalist, blogger, and portfolio manager Dan Bortolotti.Dan offers straight-up, practical advice for Canadians who want to learn more about index investing, whether they manage their own portfolios or work with an advisor.Episodes typically feature an interview with an expert on a specific investing or financial planning topic. In a segment called “Bad Investment Advice,” Dan pokes fun at unhelpful articles in the financial media, and for "Ask the Spud" he's joined by his colleague Amanda Dalziel to answer investing questions from listeners and blog readers.

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Canadian Couch Potato is a podcast designed to help you become a better investor with index funds and ETFs. It is hosted by veteran journalist, blogger, and portfolio manager Dan Bortolotti.Dan offers straight-up, practical advice for Canadians who want to learn more about index investing, whether they manage their own portfolios or work with an advisor.Episodes typically feature an interview with an expert on a specific investing or financial planning topic. In a segment called “Bad Investment Advice,” Dan pokes fun at unhelpful articles in the financial media, and for "Ask the Spud" he's joined by his colleague Amanda Dalziel to answer investing questions from listeners and blog readers.

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Great info, extremely well produced!

By makaveli86 - Dec 08 2018
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Definitely worth listening, common sense grounded info, delivered in a very entertaining form.

Great Guy!

By LD610JIMI - May 12 2018
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The analytical way this guy does his Podcast is just “Stimulating”!!!

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
1
0
0
0

Great info, extremely well produced!

By makaveli86 - Dec 08 2018
Read more
Definitely worth listening, common sense grounded info, delivered in a very entertaining form.

Great Guy!

By LD610JIMI - May 12 2018
Read more
The analytical way this guy does his Podcast is just “Stimulating”!!!

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Canadian Couch Potato

Updated 9 days ago

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Canadian Couch Potato is a podcast designed to help you become a better investor with index funds and ETFs. It is hosted by veteran journalist, blogger, and portfolio manager Dan Bortolotti.Dan offers straight-up, practical advice for Canadians who want to learn more about index investing, whether they manage their own portfolios or work with an advisor.Episodes typically feature an interview with an expert on a specific investing or financial planning topic. In a segment called “Bad Investment Advice,” Dan pokes fun at unhelpful articles in the financial media, and for "Ask the Spud" he's joined by his colleague Amanda Dalziel to answer investing questions from listeners and blog readers.

Rank #1: 2 - Planning vs Investing with Sandi Martin

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Sandi Martin of Spring Personal Finance joins Dan to discuss the differences between financial planning and investment advice. Then Dan considers how things worked out if you revamped your portfolio before the US election. In Ask the Spud, we look at the risks and rewards of corporate bonds. For complete show notes, visit canadiancouchpotato.com/podcast

Oct 06 2018

33mins

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Rank #2: 13 - Here Come the Robots

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Robo-advisors are changing the investment landscape in Canada. To learn more about this trend, Dan speaks with Prof. Pauline Shum-Nolan of York University about the future of online ETF portfolio management. Then we answer a listener’s question about whether you should borrow to invest. For complete show notes on Here Come the Robots, visit www.canadaincouchpotato.com/podcast.

Oct 06 2018

47mins

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Rank #3: 7 - Making Sense of Bonds

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Dan answers frequently asked questions about bonds, including how they are affected by changing interest rates, how to calculate their returns, and whether you still need them in your portfolio. For complete show notes, visit canadiancouchpotato.com/podcast.

Oct 06 2018

28mins

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Rank #4: 3 - A Hedge Fund Manager Comes Clean

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Lars Kroijer, author and former hedge fund manager, explains why most investors have little or no hope of beating the market over the long term. Dan challenges advisors who promise unrealistic returns without explaining their numbers. Then Dan and Amanda discuss whether millennials should build all-equity portfolios. For complete show notes, visit canadiancouchpotato.com/podcast

Oct 06 2018

43mins

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Rank #5: 12 - Robert Shiller: CAPE Crusader

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Dan and Prof. Robert Shiller (one of whom has won a Nobel Prize) talk about efficient markets, forecasting stock returns, and the Canadian housing market. Then Dan challenges a new book that promises to save investors from major drawdowns, and answers a listener’s question about currency risk. For complete show notes on Robert Shiller: CAPE Crusader, visit www.canadiancouchpotato.com/podcast.

Oct 06 2018

44mins

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Rank #6: 15 - The Value of Simple

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Dan chats with John Robertson, author of The Value of Simple, about the trade-offs between cost and complexity in investing. Then we take an in-depth look at a new family of Vanguard ETFs that allow you to build a one-fund portfolio. For complete show notes on The Value of Simple, visit www.canadiancouchpotato.com/podcast.

Oct 06 2018

54mins

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Rank #7: 16 - Common Sense With Ben Carlson

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Dan talks investing with Ben Carlson, author of the book and blog A Wealth of Common Sense. Then he explains why candlesticks and death crosses are tools for the dumb money. In Ask the Spud, Dan answers a reader question about whether you need REITs in your ETF portfolio. For complete show notes on Common Sense With Ben Carlson, visit canadaincouchpotato.com/podcast.

Oct 06 2018

36mins

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Rank #8: 11 - Fighting Evil with Index Funds

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Dan talks to Mike Foy of JD Power about the research firm’s recent survey of DIY investors who use online brokerages. He then challenges a magazine article that claims index funds might be an economic evil. Finally, Dan and Amanda comfort an investor who took too much risk and paid the price. For complete show notes on Fighting Evil with Index Funds, visit www.canadiancouchpotato.com/podcast.

Oct 06 2018

47mins

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Rank #9: 6 - Wishing Upon a Morningstar

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Dan speaks to researcher Christopher Davis of Morningstar Canada about the idea of “active share” and whether it has delivered on its promise. Then he considers whether it’s OK to pay more for mutual funds that have performed well in the past. Finally, he offers advice for those worried about investing a lump sum when markets are at all-time highs. For complete show notes, visit canadiancouchpotato.com/podcast.

Oct 06 2018

40mins

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Rank #10: 17 - Keeping It Real with Ben Rabidoux

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Real estate analyst Ben Rabidoux joins Dan to discuss home ownership as an alternative to a traditional portfolio. Then Dan questions why investors would be attracted to ETFs that try to emulate hedge funds. Finally, he encourages Couch Potato investors to forget about keeping a “play money” account to trade individual stocks. For complete show notes on Keeping it Real With Ben Rabidoux, visit canadiancouchpotato.com/podcast.

Oct 06 2018

45mins

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