Investing for retirement

By Dan Hallett, CFA, CFP on February 8th, 2011

In Tuesday’s Globe & Mail, I shared a couple of suggestions that investors should consider for their RRSPs.  My suggestions covered two themes you’d have read here over the past several months.  One is that bonds remain a vital, albeit boring, portfolio component – hence my recommendation of a bond fund.  The recommendation of a global stock fund touches on a thorny issue today – namely that the better opportunities for the next several years are, in my view, in global stocks not Canadian stocks.

Also on Tuesday, I participated in a noon-hour live chat on RRSP investing.  We covered a lot of ground, including income funds, RRSP vs TFSA, asset allocation, bonds vs stocks and more.  You can view the archived 70-minute Q&A session (during which we covered about two-dozen questions) by clicking here.