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ADVISOR FOCUS - a newsletter from globeadvisor.com
20 Feb 2003

Current Issue | Subscribe to Advisor Focus | Back Issues


SPOTLIGHT: Retirement Dilemma - Work Longer or Save More

Salvaging an RRSP Mauled by the Bear Will Take Some Work

Repairing a retirement savings plan savaged in the bear market, writes Rob Carrick, is so simple that the entire operation can be described in two short words:

Work longer!

Benefits for clients include:

  • An extra year or more to contribute to their RRSP.
  • Additional years of compound growth.
  • Clients will draw on retirement savings for fewer years.

Read the full article for pros, cons and case studies.


INDUSTRY NEWS

  • Costello Violated Securities Laws, OSC Panel Determines
    Brian Costello, one of Canada's best-known financial commentators, acted as a financial adviser without registering with the OSC, and failed "to make full, complete and conspicuous disclosure of his many conflicts of interest," an OSC panel has ruled.

MUTUAL FUNDS: Articles from The Globe and Mail

5-Star Pundit Pick Funds
Fund name 3 yr Return
Chou RRSP 25.05
CI Canadian Investment   8.99
Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity   3.87
Trimark Fund - SC   5.07
Trimark Income Growth - DSC   9.96

2003 FEDERAL BUDGET: Analysis