Mutual funds still popular with Canadians, but why?

Over the next few weeks investors will be focused on how best to make their retirement savings grow. The solution for many will once again revolve around plowing their annual contribution into high-cost, underachieving mutual funds, which have been the go-to investment vehicle for Canadians for years.

It’s a tough cycle to break, but one that investors should consider in favour of many other more attractive opportunities if they want to make the most of their investments.

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Alison Redford second-most popular premier in Canada, but her support dips: poll

A new poll indicates Alison Redford is the second-most popular premier in the country, but her support has steadily declined since she captured a large majority government in the spring election.

The survey by Angus Reid Public Opinion found Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall continues to be the most popular premier in the country with the approval of 67 per cent of residents of the province. Only 27 per cent of Saskatchewan residents disapprove of his performance.

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