Larry Macdonald

Larry Macdonald

Larry MacDonald writes for leading business and financial publications in Canada. His home base is at Canadian Business Online where he contributes a regular column and posts daily to a blog called Investing Ideas. He has also been a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, Investor's Digest of Canada, the Montreal Gazette, and the Ottawa Citizen. He has also authored a book called "The Bombardier Story: Planes, Trains, and Snowmobiles" (2002). Prior to taking up business and financial writing, MacDonald earned a master's degree in economics and worked for several as an economist in the federal government of Canada.

  1. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  2. 8 Reasons To Dump A Mutual Fund
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    8 Reasons To Dump A Mutual Fund

    Buy and hold is not forever. Find out when it pays to sell your fund and move on.
  3. Securities Lending: Cause Of The Next Financial Crisis?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Securities Lending: Cause Of The Next Financial Crisis?

    Securities lending can pose risks to investor's portfolios and the entire financial system.
  4. Socially Responsible Stocks: Do Good Deeds Punish Profits?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Socially Responsible Stocks: Do Good Deeds Punish Profits?

    Socially responsible investing doesn't mean accepting lower returns. Find out why squeaky-clean stocks shine as investments.
  5. Parents And Spinoffs: When To Buy And When To Sell
    Options & Futures

    Parents And Spinoffs: When To Buy And When To Sell

    Spinoffs can create great investing opportunities, but there's a time to stick around and a time to jump ship.
  6. ETN Credit Risk May Outweigh Benefits For Some
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    ETN Credit Risk May Outweigh Benefits For Some

    Exchange-traded notes have many benefits, but they may not be suited to risk-averse investors.
  7. Market Bottom: Are We There Yet?
    Options & Futures

    Market Bottom: Are We There Yet?

    No one rings a bell when the bear market's over, but that doesn't mean there's no way to predict a bottom.