Scot Blythe

Help clients secure their retirements

Does the 4% withdrawal rate still hold?

By Scot Blythe | November 3, 2014

6 min read

Oil, water and loonies

In Canada, the debate on currency hedging seems pretty much settled – at least for ETF purists.

By Scot Blythe | October 13, 2014

2 min read

The pros and cons of foreign dividends

A look at the tax consequences

By Scot Blythe | January 17, 2014

5 min read

ETFs: Look under the hood

Swap-based ETFs offer price and performance advantages — for a price

By Scot Blythe | December 13, 2013

6 min read

Profit from rising interest rates

Some regulated companies benefit from rising secular interest rates.

By Scot Blythe | November 20, 2013

3 min read

Reliable retirement income streams

Retirement may be the new 40, some advertisers suggest: Retirees are only as old as they feel, and the world is their oyster.

By Scot Blythe | November 4, 2013

5 min read

Different metals, different fates

Some commodities are safer than others

By Scot Blythe | September 11, 2013

7 min read

Building an ETF portfolio

Portfolio construction is as much an art as it is a science. It’s a science because, thanks to modern portfolio theory, advisors can construct efficient frontiers securing the best risk-reward tradeoff. It’s an art because no two clients will have the same risk profile—or better, risk appetite.

By Scot Blythe | July 19, 2013

4 min read

Timing retirement

The first Canadian baby boomers have hit official retirement age. Some may have retired early and later cohorts will wonder if they can follow suit. They all face the same questions: Is time on their side, or will they have to delay retirement? Will they have enough to live on?

By Scot Blythe | May 21, 2013

4 min read

How to invest in real assets

Pension plans and wealthy investors are looking for more than the paltry returns on offer in the bond market and the roller-coaster ride of equities. So they’re turning to real estate, roads, shopping malls that surround airports – all tangible investments. That’s also because hedge funds have “stained their reputations,” suggests Vaino Keelmann, a partner […]

By Scot Blythe | May 16, 2013

3 min read

No new BRICS, say experts

Don't expect another BRIC breakthrough.

By Scot Blythe | May 16, 2013

2 min read

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