Globeinvestor Tips and Tricks: a monthly newsletter

January Issue

Welcome to the first edition of Globeinvestor Tips & Tricks for 2004. You can retrieve back copies through our Tips & Tricks archive.


This month:

Globe and Mail Investor Survey Results

Investors get their groove back
They are hardly blissed out, but our survey found a realistic level of optimism about the year ahead for the markets, ROB CARRICK writes

It's a windfall!

Bereaved but not bereft: your uncle has left you with $200,000 to spend as you will. Do you buy the latest, greatest toys; or allow the wealth grow? You could even do both. Let Trade by Numbers help you invest it; sometimes wisely, sometimes wildly

Fund your retirement

There's less than two months left for you to make an RRSP contribution for the past tax year (the deadline is March 1, 2004). can help you find the best places to put your money:

  1. Select Filter from the black navigation bar at the top of's pages.
  2. Use the pull-down menu Select by Globefund 5-Star Rating to a 5-Star fund ("*****").
  3. Select "Yes" from the RRSP Eligibility pull-down menu.
  4. You can also narrow your search by choosing a particular asset class or MER value.
  5. Press Go.

For example, after filtering for the above, as well as for Management Expense Ratio of "1.5%", will create a list 41 of funds for you to consider investing your retirement savings in.

Try it now on's Filter page

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